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Ben Ames

Ben Ames

Senior Editor


Ben Ames has spent 20 years as a journalist since starting out as a daily newspaper reporter in Pennsylvania in 1995. From 1999 forward, he has focused on business and technology reporting for a number of trade journals, beginning when he joined Design News and Modern Materials Handling magazines. Ames is author of the trail guide "Hiking Massachusetts" and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.

Articles by Ben Ames

FusionOps rebrands as Aera Technology after landing $50 million in venture funds
Firm's software combs through ERP and CRM databases and applies artificial intelligence to generate, execute new strategies.
June 20, 2017

Amazon buys Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion
Acquisition gives e-tailing giant access to more than 460 brick-and-mortar stores.
June 16, 2017

DCs weigh workplace safety after shooting at UPS package center
Tighter warehouse security can deter theft, but preventing violence requires social awareness, experts say.
June 15, 2017

Keep calm and let the TMS decide
Today's transportation software can help you pick the best carrier, rate, and route. Tomorrow's will be able to do it faster and better—and remove humans from the decision-making loop.
June 13, 2017

GE names CEO successor as digital pioneer Immelt announces retirement
New chief executive Flannery expected to continue company's transformation from manufacturing might to digital services and supply chain tech.
June 12, 2017

FourKites web portal tracks temperatures on food shipments
Tracking solution could help food shippers stay in compliance with FSMA regulations, FourKites says.
June 9, 2017

Project44 adds coverage of volume LTL shipments
Automated data exchange could help brokers and 3PLs keep up with Uber and Amazon, company says.
June 7, 2017

Jabil launches decision-support tool
InControl platform offers choice of five modules to improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, risk management, and diagnostics.
May 23, 2017

Honeywell launches freight-tracking tool for high-value goods
IoT-based solution was developed with partners Intel, DHL, Expeditors, and Kuehne + Nagel.
May 18, 2017

SAP adds data analysis tools to IoT platform
Users must convert data into action to succeed in digital economy, SAP says.
May 16, 2017

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