Aligning Your Technology Roadmap for Strategic Success


Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

Scarce resources are mandating industrial manufacturers do more with less when it comes to human capital limitations, post-pandemic supply chain impacts on material sourcing, inflationary pressures on margin. As manufacturers continue to turn towards technology and automation to help ease the burden of these scarcities, it’s critical to initiate and maintain a technology roadmap in alignment with your strategy plan to achieve intended outcomes.

Successful industrial manufacturers have reported decreases in rework, cost of scrap, unexpected breakdowns and increases in OEE, unit output, labor productivity and much more. By partnering with a technology advisor with expertise in industrial manufacturing, you gain access to deep resources that can help mold your technology roadmap using Next Generation business applications to make up your unique Digital Operations Platform (DOP), thereby positioning your operations to achieve short-term goals as well as aspirations earmarked for 5-year plans and beyond.

Check out Net at Work’s free accompanying resource: Building an Effective Technology Roadmap for SMBs (

Eric Sluss
Fractional CIO & Advisory Services
Net at Work

Eric Sluss is a PMP-certified fractional Chief Information Officer, specializing in leading ERP and technology transformation programs at technology advisor Net at Work. Eric brings a rich background in technology strategy, digital transformation and leadership to small-to-medium sized manufacturers and distributors. Additionally, Eric advises organizations and boards on planning, implementing, and reporting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

Additionally, Eric advises organizations and boards on planning, implementing, and reporting Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

Eric serves on the Board of Directors for the West Creek Conservancy, a nonprofit focused on restoring and protecting natural areas in the greater Cleveland community. With West Creek, Eric is the Board Chair, chairs the Executive Committee and serves on the Finance committee. Eric is also a regular volunteer at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

R. Jeffrey Kimball
Former CEO
L. Robert Kimball and Associates

Mr. Kimball has over 40 years of executive leadership experience. He focuses on advising CEOs, executive teams, and Boards of Directors in the areas of vision, strategy, leadership, executive development, organizational alignment, business improvement and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Kimball is currently or has recently acted as an advisor and coach for companies in a wide range of industries including: building and paper product distribution, lumber and wood products, welding and manufacturing, entertainment, professional services, marketing, agricultural products, construction, public safety , building fire services and monitoring, metal alloy casting, recycling and heavy equipment sales.

Mr. Kimball is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of a professional services firms. The company employed over 550 multi-disciplined personnel in fifteen offices providing design and consulting services for public infrastructure projects including architectural, engineering, environmental, and communications technology services.

Mr. Kimball has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and was a Registered Professional Engineer.
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