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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

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

Meritor shifts asset management into high gear
Automotive equipment provider turns to "smart" lockers to solve problems with misplaced and damaged scanners.
June 13, 2018

SAP offers ERP on Google, Microsoft, and Amazon cloud platforms
Wider availability will support initiatives in information security, data management, firm says at user conference.
June 6, 2018

SAP updates CRM platform for product customization, data privacy
Firm also launches data management suite for handling "sprawl" of information generated from diverse sources.
June 5, 2018

Trump's tariffs on steel imports could cause price hike in material handling equipment
Potential impact would be muted by strong demand for warehouse products to handle e-commerce orders, consultant says.
June 1, 2018

Manhattan updates WMS software with warehouse execution module
Enhancement to allow simultaneous waved and waveless processes.
May 23, 2018

Manhattan upgrades inventory planning and replenishment tool
Software platform lets retailers position goods closer to customers in complex omnichannel environments, firm says.
May 22, 2018

JDA says Luminate platform adds visibility to supply chain planning through digital edge technologies
Software as a service (SaaS) approach brings real-time decision making to all points in supply chain, firm says.
May 8, 2018

JDA CEO says firm will reach $10 billion in revenue by 2025
Forecast 31-percent annual growth rate based on current annual revenue estimates of $1 billion.
May 8, 2018

Anheuser-Busch orders up to 800 hydrogen-electric Nikola semi-trucks
Beer giant to replace all diesel trucks in U.S. dedicated fleet by 2025.
May 3, 2018

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