Milwaukee, WI Nigel Davies of Catalyst International, global provider of supply chain execution (SCE) software and solutions, has been elected Chairman of the Open Applications Group, Inc., (OAGi) for the third consecutive year, and will continue to be actively involved in the worldwide adoption of the OAGi standard.

OAGi, an open standards organization, formed in 1994, focuses on improving the state of application integration. Its unique, technology-neutral approach ensures that both end-users and solution providers have the most robust XML standard that can be deployed using ebXML, Web Services, or the framework of their choice. Along with Davies, representatives from Oracle, SAP and IBM serve on the OAGi board, while key members include Cisco, Lucent Technologies, Boeing, and Agilent Technologies. Global automotive manufacturers like General Motors and Ford are also active in specialized automotive groups, including Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail (STAR).

As an active participant on our Executive Committee over the last several years, Nigel made invaluable contributions to our standards development, especially in regard to supply chain execution, said David Connelly, President and CEO of OAGi. We are pleased he has agreed to serve for a third year as OAGi Board Chairman and I look forward to working with him. His experience, leadership, strategic perspective and practical insights will greatly benefit us during these important times.

A key strength of Catalysts OAGi-based architecture is the inherent ability to support the evolution of its SCE solution integration between host systems, by allowing the support of multiple host configurations and associated mappings, in a heterogeneous environment. Additionally, this single integration approach allows the interoperability between the various point solutions in the Catalyst SCE software suite, rendering the Catalyst Software Suite a truly integrated software construction.

Catalyst has used Davies experience with the OAGi Standard to create one of the industrys most flexible and open Supply Chain Execution environments said Michael Eleftheriou, President and CEO of Catalyst International, Inc. Catalyst has successfully implemented its SCE environment architected around the OAGi standard, at several of its accounts, and several others are in the process of implementation.


About OAGi
The Open Applications Group, Inc. (OAGi) is a not-for-profit open standards group building process-based XML standards for both B2B and A2A integration. The Open Applications Group was formed in late 1994 as the first post-EDI organization focusing on improving the state of application integration.

About Catalyst

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. Catalysts 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