> ERA Quick Connections: May 2023, Vol. 1
May 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 April for the sixth consecutive month after a period of 30 months of growth.
The electrical equipment, appliances and components sector, as well as the computer and electronic products sector, reported contraction in April. Read the full report.
> Supply chain professionals report they will continue to invest heavily in technology to address productivity issues, as labor problems persist. Read more.
> Could AI be used to address the ongoing chip shortage in the automotive industry? Read more.
> German tech and consumer company Bosch will invest $1.5 billion into a California semiconductor plant. Read more.
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> The Spring 2023 issue of The Representor is available now in print and digital versions! Be sure to check out the cover story “ESG: Establishing a Pathway to Success,” by Chris Beeson of RS Group, plus the Someone You Should Know Q&A, New Member list, Chapter News, Legal and Tax columns, and more. Read the issue in interactive PDF form.
> The ERA staff is looking forward to seeing our rep, manufacturer and distributor friends at the EDS Summit next week! ERA members: Be sure to stop by the ERA Business and Hospitality Center (#102) to pick up a copy of the Lines Available bulletin and your member ribbon. Manufacturers, you will be able to fill out a Lines Available form at the ERA Business Center for distribution at the Summit, as well as online at ERA.org afterwards. See you there!
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