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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

Economist warns of moderate recession in 2020
Material handling industry likely to be buoyed by continued e-commerce growth, but chance of Chinese recession looms, Schenker says at MHI conference.
October 16, 2018

Digital megashifts could give supply chain managers "superhuman" productivity, futurist says
Despite potential of tech to streamline business tasks, human traits like compassion can never be replicated, Leonhard tells MHI show.
October 16, 2018

Developers experiment with multistory DCs as tight warehouse market drives high rents, CBRE says
Five multiple-story warehouses being marketed in U.S. as retailers strain to meet hot e-commerce demand in urban settings, firm says.
October 11, 2018

Michael lashes Florida with dangerous winds, closing ports
Many businesses have defenses in place, after witnessing fury of Hurricane Florence and 2017 storms, ALAN says.
October 10, 2018

A fresh read on mobile computing in the warehouse
With the market at a crossroads, our exclusive survey offers an inside look at the state of mobile computing today and the outlook for the future.
October 9, 2018

Hurricane Michael loads up for a strike on Florida panhandle
Ports of Panama City and Pensacola prepare for wind, rain, floods.
October 9, 2018

Amazon opens pop-up parcel delivery site in flooded Wilmington, N.C.
Retailer aids in Hurricane Florence recovery by handling packages in a van parked at a local Whole Foods Market location, Amazon says.
October 5, 2018

Down to the wire
New WMS helps military wire and cable supplier fill custom orders fast.
October 3, 2018

XPO to deploy 5,000 GreyOrange robots for e-commerce fulfillment
Corporate giant also becomes exclusive provider of GreyOrange bots for logistics applications in North America and nine European countries.
October 3, 2018

Full-bodied RFID system helps hotelier manage wine inventory
Buckle-on RFID tags make short work of stocktaking at Tokyo resort hotel.
September 27, 2018

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