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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

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

Infor unveils AI-based supply chain visibility platform
Control Center product combines GT Nexus trade data with Coleman artificial intelligence platform to generate "self-orchestrated" decisions.
September 25, 2018

Infor to offer Coleman AI platform through Amazon Alexa
Digital Assistant product supports conversational interface to offer insights, automate tasks, firm says.
September 25, 2018

UP pledges performance improvements through precision railroading plan
Firm adopts rivals' strategy of following tighter schedules to cut costs, simplify network.
September 19, 2018

Florence flooding keeps Port of Wilmington, NC, closed to trucks until Monday
Planned 14-day closure could squeeze imports of bananas, clementines.
September 19, 2018

Florence's winds continue to slow, but heavy rain triggers road, track, and port closures.
Carriers warn clients of freight delays, as floods shutter logistics sites.
September 17, 2018

Small trials can lead to big results with blockchain and AI, panel says
GE and IBM advise launching internal pilots of emerging technologies, Project44 speakers say.
September 14, 2018

Analyst: shippers are leading carriers in progress toward digital supply chain practices
Logistics industry is only at level two out of ten in digitalization process, as customers demand change, Project44 panel says.
September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence threatens to swamp Carolinas by Thursday
CSX, Kion, and others brace for impact and prepare logistics recovery plans as storm brews.
September 10, 2018

Amazon orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans for parcel delivery program
Vehicles will be leased to small fleet owners in online retailer's "delivery service partner" program, making Amazon the world's largest Sprinter Van customer.
September 5, 2018

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