Author Info

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

SAP adds track and trace analysis to IoT platform
Leonardo platform now features supply chain visibility command center called IoT Bridge.
July 24, 2017

Nine ways to boost warehouse performance (and cut turnover)
Looking to take your DC operations to the next level? Consider adopting these nine habits of high-performing warehouses.
July 18, 2017

Robots will collaborate with warehouse workers, not replace them, vendors say
Designers look to simplify robot operations by adding video-game-based interfaces.
July 17, 2017

Transfix raises $42 million from investors
The truckload marketplace startup has reached nearly $79 million in funding.
July 14, 2017

Körber buys majority stake in DMLogic
The German technology company is expanding its footprint in U.S. systems integration sector.
July 14, 2017

I.D. Systems acquires Keytroller for $9 million
Deal complements high-end lift truck management system with mid-range products, I.D. Systems says.
July 12, 2017

Private equity firm buys Staples for $6.9 billion
Sycamore Partners to acquire struggling office supply chain as customers abandon brick and mortar stores for Amazon.
June 29, 2017

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

More articles »