London, UK, July 11, 2007 — Catalyst International, a global supplier of supply chain execution software, has announced that the Legrand Group is to extend its Catalyst solution to include transportation planning and management, multi channel distribution and synchronized network fulfillment.
Headquartered in France, the Legrand Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical parts with an annual turnover of €3.7 billion and operates in 60 countries worldwide. Legrand supplies products to distributors and resellers throughout the world from its French distribution centers in Verneuil and La Valoine.
Legrand’s business has been growing rapidly since the Catalyst Warehouse Management solution was first deployed in 2002 and this new project will enable Legrand to manage multiple brands and channels, enhance order fulfillment management, reduce its transport costs, synchronize manufacturing with its finished goods inventory warehousing and optimize its network with crossdocking and appointment scheduling.
Henry Bruneau, Legrand’s Directeur Logistique Groupe comments “Catalyst’s product focus has evolved to include transport management and we are delighted to be working with a long standing and trusted partner to optimize our global supply chain network to continue offering top class service to our customers.”
“Legrand is a world leader in electric wiring devices with well-established distribution channels across the globe. This is a very exciting project for Catalyst as the Catalyst supply chain solutions will provide the back bone of Legrand’s multi-channel, multi-brand supply chain,” comments Michael Eleftheriou, Catalyst's President and CEO.
Legrand (www.legrandelectric.com) is the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Operating in over 60 countries with sales of €3.7 billion, it employs about 33,000 people and its catalogues list more than 130,000 products. At Legrand, innovation drives growth: with nearly 5% of sales invested in R&D every year, the group brings out a steady stream of new, high added-value products.
Catalyst International, Inc. is a software and services company specializing in building and implementing business solutions for the enterprises’ needs in supply chain execution, planning, and management. These solutions are based on its comprehensive, open architecture, integrated suite of software, which offers Warehouse Management WMS, Yard Management YMS, Labor Management LMS, and Transportation Management TMS, as well as Slotting, RFID, and Inventory Optimization; on its Best-Of-Breed, and SAP services practice. Catalyst’s solutions cater to the enterprises’ complex distribution networks in the retail, manufacturing, life sciences, process, and consumer packaged good sectors; and parts distribution for the automotive, aerospace, and electronics. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Catalyst has its EMEA headquarters in London, and is represented in Italy, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, China, and India, and implements programs for clients around the world. For more information, call toll-free 800-236-4600 or visit www.catalystinternational.com.
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