Will a Robot Take My Job? Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Supply Chain and You
Bob Collins, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CPTD, CAE, is the owner of the Bob Collins Group, specializing in Supply Chain education.
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM EST

5:45pm - Virtual Networking
6:00pm - Chapter Announcements, introductions
6:10pm - Speaker
7:10pm - Q&A, closing remarks

Robots are moving materials in Amazon warehouses, delivering medicine and performing intricate surgery in hospitals, serving as paralegals and document review attorneys, and even vacuuming our floors. Artificial Intelligence programs are beating chess masters, Jeopardy! contestants, and Texas hold'em poker champions. We talk to chatbots on our phones, tablets and in our homes (e.g., Siri and Alexa), and they respond to our requests.

We’ll look at where these technologies are going and how our jobs might change in this environment of escalating automation. How will AI disrupt where and how work is done, and the decisions made in our supply chains? And will a robot take your job? You'll gain an understanding of what robots and AI can — and cannot — do. You'll learn which jobs might be at the most risk to automation, and what humans can do that a robot or machine can't. You'll leave with new insight into whether your job is safe, or whether it's time for you to start brushing up on new skills.

CPTD, CAE, is the owner of the Bob Collins Group, specializing in Supply Chain education.


Collins is the former Senior Director of Learning and Development for the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation, and leadership. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. For over a decade, Collins was responsible for certification and non-certification courseware and education products and the association’s Instructor Development Program (IDP) with over 800 instructors worldwide.

Prior to joining ASCM, Collins worked as both a practitioner and consultant in the operations management and supply chain field for many years. As a practitioner, he worked in the fiberglass composite, sporting goods, and housewares. As an ERP implementation consultant, Collins worked with such firms as Rockwell EC, Recycled Greeting Products, Omniquip Textron, ourhouse.com, General Dynamics, General Electric, and others.

Collins is also an experienced APICS instructor having taught many certification and supply chain education courses over the years. He is a frequent speaker at the ASCM International Conference and has presented at Supply Chain conferences in the United States, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and Singapore, focusing on supply chain topics and how we learn, how the brain works and artificial intelligence.


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  • Date: 20 Jan 2022
  • Time: 05:45 PM to 07:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Endicott, New York
  • United States 13760