Market Leading Shower Company Turns Tap on Wireless Powered Warehouse Solution

Uxbridge, UK, January 17, 2006 — Kohler Mira, the market leader in domestic and commercial bathroom shower products, has chosen to implement a new wireless RF warehouse management solution with Catalyst International, the warehouse management software solution and SAP® consulting specialists.

Established over 80 years ago and recently acquired by Kohler Co., a leading American manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen products, Mira Showers and Rada Controls are market leaders in their field. With a product range sold in over 40 countries worldwide, Mira Showers satisfy the needs of both the domestic and commercial shower user. Visit:

Customer service is critical to the business and the new warehouse management solution is designed to further enhance this with improved stock visibility and picking accuracy. It will build on the existing SAP systems used throughout the enterprise and replaces paper-based processes currently used to manage the main distribution centre in Gloucester.

Catalyst will be wireless enabling SAP processes, through deploying a SAPConsole™ solution to manage all inbound, outbound and internal stock movements. This is an SAP native radio frequency (RF) data collection application for SAP R/3 that addresses mainly warehouse management and inventory management processes. The solution also takes full advantage of how Catalyst has developed a unique library of transactions to extend the functionality of the SAPConsole throughout the enterprise. These enhancements are seamlessly added to the SAPConsole and work with RF devices without requiring any extra networking investments or middleware.

Jon Marshall, Project Manager, for Kohler Mira said: "The new RF system is a natural progression from the implementation of SAP Warehouse Management and will make it even easier for our warehouse team to fulfill customer orders. By seamlessly integrating handheld wireless terminals with our SAP system we will have clearer visibility of how we assemble and move customer orders through our supply chain."

About Kohler Mira

Based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Mira has been the leader in technology since the launch of the World's first ever thermostatic shower back in 1937. Initially these mixer showers were extensively used in shower facilities such as schools, hospitals and in industry. However, in 1959, Mira developed the first thermostatic mixer shower designed to cope with the unique UK domestic water supplies. It was this major event that launched Mira into the domestic showering market and established Mira as the household name it is today. Mira Showers' reputation has been built upon innovative design, quality engineering and rigorous attention to detail. These attributes are combined with an after sales service considered as "second to none" in the industry.

About Catalyst International

Catalyst International delevers world class supply chain software solutions that enable organisations to collaborate and optimise execution and visibility across their total distribution networks. The company brings together over 26 years industry leadership in warehouse and logistics software with in-depth understanding of enterprise resource planning systems. Catalyst helps enterprises in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and automative aftercare sectors acheived significant efficiency, productivity and service improvements.

A SAP® certified partner, Catalyst International provides consulting expertise in SAP Supply Chain Execution, SAP Logistics Execution system, SAP Warehouse Management, SAP Console™ and Radio Frequency enablement. Visit:

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