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Ben Ames

Ben Ames

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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

Convoy rolls out real-time freight booking platform
Dynamic Backup product generates routing guides from real-time quotes, not long-term bids, firm says.
August 8, 2018

Multi-colored barcodes could store three times the data as black and white
JAB-Code patterns will likely see applications in government ID documents before logistics, AIM says.
July 20, 2018

PX, I love you
When the military expanded its online PX shopping privileges last fall, eager customers flooded its website with orders. New warehouse software and automated equipment helped its DCs cope with the deluge.
July 2, 2018

Oracle upgrades warehouse management software for e-commerce users
Upgrade integrates yard management with WMS to avoid fulfillment delays, expedite unloading, firm says.
June 26, 2018

AutoStore picks New Hampshire for first U.S. office
Site will host training and demos of Norwegian company's goods-to-person fulfillment system, firm says.
June 26, 2018

Surgere launches collective supply chain visibility platform
Shared asset tracking system to include automakers Fiat, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota.
June 22, 2018

Korber acquires British voice software vendor Centriq
Deal strengthens firm's Honeywell Vocollect voice integration business, in response to rising demand for e-commerce solutions, Korber says.
June 22, 2018

Amazon rolls out lockers for parcel delivery to apartment dwellers
"Hub by Amazon" service could cut delivery costs, improve package security in urban e-commerce, researcher says.
June 21, 2018

There's a new (high-tech) sheriff in town
Warehouses turn to drones and sensors to beef up security in their yards.
June 21, 2018

Four management strategies for retaining labor
Studies show that DCs with the lowest turnover rates tend to follow the same four management principles. But they sometimes stumble in the execution.
June 18, 2018

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