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Lee Adendorff

Articles by Lee Adendorff

AUSTRALIA: Cotton yield to slump if no break in drought 14 August 2014

Australia's cotton industry is anticipating a significantly reduced yield in the 2014/15 harvest if the ongoing drought in the country's cotton-growing regions does not ease.


Supply chain software: PLM trends 1 July 2014

Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems provide increasingly sophisticated tools for getting the right products to market at the right time - with current trends including more integration with ERP, and collaborative sharing in the development process.


Supply chain software: The future of PLM and ERP 1 July 2014

The last few years have seen tremendous changes in the technological landscape of 'product lifecycle management' (PLM) and 'enterprise resource planning' (ERP) systems.


Supply chain software: ERP trends 1 July 2014

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems manage the production side of business, with current areas of debate including cloud solutions and vertical integration with the supply chain.


 Cambodia, Bangladesh and Burma are securing the lower cost ordersSourcing segmentation increasingly evident in Asia 25 February 2014

The last few years have brought significant changes to the apparel sourcing landscape in Asia. The era of Chinese low-cost apparel manufacturing is a trend from the past, and several countries have stepped up to claim their part of the manufacturing pie.


Cambodia and Bangladesh count the cost of disruption 15 January 2014

Cambodian garment factories are to sue over recent strikes, while those in Bangladesh are counting the cost of three months of political turmoil.


A military special command unit is said to have been deployed to crack down on striking Cambodia garment workers. (Photo credit: LICADHO)CAMBODIA: Wage dispute causes garment sector shutdown 2 January 2014

A dispute over increases to Cambodia's minimum wage levels has led to a virtual shutdown of the country's garment industry.


2013: A year in review - The unusual and unpredictable 9 December 2013

Waterless dyes, textiles that clean themselves and new 3D printing filaments: the only thing missing this year was spray on clothing.


2013: A year in review - Brand winners and losers 9 December 2013

Increased costs, quality issues, and weakened demand resulted in job cuts and widened losses for certain retailers in 2013. But overseas expansion, the value of domestic manufacturing, and innovative products bolstered others.


2013: A year in review - Sourcing winners and losers 9 December 2013

What a difference a year makes for garment-making countries. While some were crippled by ongoing unrest, deadly factory fires and natural disasters, others saw exports increase in a critically competitive environment.


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