OCT 27 2016

Outlook for Textile and Apparel Industry in Mainland Southeast Asia

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA), comprising six countries – Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand, has emerged as one of the key regions for low-cost sourcing of textile and apparel (T&A, also referred as textile and clothing or textile and garment). Many global brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Marks and Spencer, GAP, Adidas, Nike, etc….

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SEP 18 2016

Bayer-Monsanto Deal to Genetically Modify the Agriculture Industry

Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Utilities & Resources

After its abandoned attempt to acquire Syngenta in October 2015, Monsanto stated it would continue its search for best acquisition targets within the agriculture industry claiming that “consolidation is inevitable”. The statement turned out to be prophetic. The agriculture industry has seen a signification M&A activity throughout 2016 – first with ChemChina acquiring Syngenta in…

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SEP 15 2016

Myanmar – Reemerging as Apparel Sourcing Hub

Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Prior to 2011, Myanmar’s apparel industry was plagued by sluggish growth, partly due to isolation from international markets in opposition to country’s military regime. A turning point came when a quasi-civilian government was established in 2011. Most of the sanctions were lifted in the following years and many countries granted a free trade or preferential…

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JUN 29 2016

Pick’n’mix: The Evolution of Automotive Materials

AUTOMOTIVE, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

The article was first published in Automotive World’s Q2 2016 Megatrends Magazine —– The increasing demand for fuel efficient, lighter, and safer vehicles is re-shaping the global automotive industry landscape. Significant pressure from regulators and customers is driving vehicle manufacturers to focus on design efficiencies using advanced technologies and materials. These factors have made vehicle…

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