Founded in 1995, ERAI, Inc. is a global information services organization that monitors, investigates, and reports issues affecting the global electronics supply chain. As the industry’s leading source of risk assessment tools, ERAI provides exclusive services and in-depth information that enable its members to perform industry-specific risk mitigation on suspect counterfeit, high-risk, and non-conforming parts and identify problematic suppliers and customers. Our members include aerospace, defense, medical, nuclear and commercial OEMs, CMs, OCMs, distributors, government agencies and industry associations.
Among ERAI's host of risk assessment tools is the world's largest database of suspect counterfeit and nonconforming electronic parts. This tool, alone, has fully changed the way in which sectors of the supply chain research, track, identify, purchase and sell material. It allows members to better mitigate risks in their procurement process, especially when dealing with end-of-life or obsolete parts.
ERAI's website and full line of tools and services have been assisting buyers and sellers from all sectors of the supply chain in preventing loss by minimizing risk in the material purchasing and selling processes. The main objective of the organization’s insights and knowledge is to help prevent issues before they occur – and ERAI's offerings do just that. Furthermore, our services help eliminate the threats of financial loss and/or risk to a company’s reputation.
ERAI also stays on the pulse of changing laws and regulations, industry trends and evolving counterfeiter tactics. We share this knowledge and expertise through our website, social media, educational outreach, training and networking. Actively involved in numerous industry committees and task forces, the organization brings together the industry's best practices in risk mitigation, supplier selection and order screening, and has a full understanding and empathy of the challenges that face the core segments of this industry.