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> ERA Quick Connections – June 2023, Vol. 1

June 2023, Volume 1


Manufacturing data reports from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are released at the beginning of every month and can be accessed at ISM. The latest report says economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in May for the seventh consecutive month after a period of 28 months of growth.

The electrical equipment, appliances and components sector, as well as the computer and electronic products sector, reported contraction in May. Read the full report.

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> The month of May produced another strong jobs report, while moderate inflation persists and Congress passed a debt ceiling bill. Read more.

> Total North American EMS shipments in April were up 14.3 percent from the same month last year, and up 5.5 percent from the previous month. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.21. Read more.

> Offering value-added services could be a distributor’s “silver bullet,” writes Industrial DistributionRead more.


ERA is excited to debut its new series of virtual information and discussion sessions … ERA LIVE! These virtual sessions will take place frequently throughout the year and will feature electronics industry experts and peers who will present a variety of hot topics. Anyone in the electronics industry is welcome to attend. There is no registration required. Find out who will present the first session of ERA LIVE on June 20!


If you did not attend ERA Virtual Sales Training (now called STEP — Sales Training for Electronics Professionals — in 2021 or 2022, past training recordings are now archived and available for purchase HERE. These are great for new employees or a refresher for your current team! Save the date for live, virtual STEP training, which will take place Oct. 17-19.

ERA announces the 2024 ERA Conference Core Committee, the group of volunteers that will be responsible for planning the 2024 ERA Conference, including selecting keynote and general session speakers, breakout session topics and handling sponsorships. Thank you for your time and efforts! Read the full press release.


Click here to browse the searchable ERA Industry Calendar and ERA Chapter Events listings!



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