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Rayovac Corporation, one of the world's largest consumer battery and lighting device companies, is using the Catalyst Supply Chain Execution system at a new distribution centre in Dixon, Illinois. The Catalyst system includes an advanced interface that uses SAP Business Connectors to provide true, real-time collaboration and inventory visibility throughout their supply chain. Rayovac is building the new 560,000ft2 facility in Dixon to consolidate operations from a Madison, WI packaging centre and a distribution centre in Middleton, WI. The new, state-of-the-art, $20-million complex will maximise efficiencies through a more tightly coupled packaging and distribution operation. Rayovac will use the Catalyst system to manage the material moves to and from the shop floor in addition to the distribution functions. The SAP system will create production orders and the Catalyst system will determine what is needed to fulfill the orders and will send materials to the work centre for production. Rayovac installed the Catalyst system at all three sites with no modifications. The three sites are managed by the Catalyst system through a "hub and spoke" design with a master computer at their corporate headquarters in Madison. In January of this year, Rayovac upgraded its Catalyst system to Release 8.1 to take advantage of new functionality and to prepare for the new facility go-live.
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