Cotton Incorporated debuted its innovative Engineered Fiber Selection (EFS) System software at a special conference in China last week.
 
The EFS system is a computer-based cotton management system that helps optimise cotton purchasing, warehouse management and laydown selection.

It enables management to analyse mill and end product cotton requirements to improve inventory management, spinning quality, and end product quality. It also provides electronic communication between mills and merchants.
 
Nearly 50% of China's cotton imports over the past decade have been of US origin.

And according to J Berrye Worsham, president and chief executive officer of Cotton Incorporated: "China is clearly a good customer of US cotton, and sharing our EFS technology with them benefits the entire supply chain."
 
The three-day conference attracted attendees from more than 40 major cotton mills all over the country.
 
The EFS System programs are currently used by nearly all cotton spinning mills in the US and a total of 30 mills in Europe, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

In October of last year, Central Textile (HK) Limited became the first in China to adopt the MILLNet software.