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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

Global trade expansion to slow in first quarter of 2018, DHL forecasts
DHL/Accenture index predicts changes in volume of cross-border trade in air and ocean containers.
January 18, 2018

Survey: Just three percent of retailers have completed digital transformation projects
Companies plan investment in big data and analytics, the internet of things, and machine learning, SAP says.
January 17, 2018

No brick-and-mortar meltdown during holiday, panelists say at NRF convention
Amazonclypse failed to materialize, experts say. Momentum of strong sales could continue thanks to hurricane recovery, cold snap spending, tax reform.
January 15, 2018

SAP upgrades TMS and WMS platforms for e-commerce performance
Both products can access data from a single source, supporting fast delivery times, SAP says.
December 19, 2017

Pepsi orders 100 electric Tesla Semi trucks
Reservation is largest known to date, following orders of 50 vehicles by Sysco and 40 by Anheuser-Busch.
December 14, 2017

Five tips for getting drivers through your yard faster
Looking to avoid traffic jams at your docks and in your yard? Here are some ways to use technology to streamline operations.
December 11, 2017

Fetch Robotics raises $25 million for warehouse robots
Material handling bots can help DCs balance e-commerce growth with labor shortages, firm says.
December 6, 2017

UPS acquires GTM consultant Sandler & Travis
UPS to combine new acquisition with trade consultancy unit Zone Solutions.
December 4, 2017

DHL continues e-commerce network investments
Firm says it will handle peak season with increased hiring, warehouse robotics.
December 1, 2017

Tesla to charge $150,000 for base model of electric truck
Company increases deposit fee from $5,000 to $20,000 for buyers including J.B. Hunt, NFI, Ryder.
November 28, 2017

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