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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

Port of LA seeks additional partners beyond GE for cargo tracking portal
GE Transportation's five-year commitment needs to be just the start of things, port officials say.
August 23, 2017

Android leads charge with warehouse handhelds
As Microsoft prepares to end support for its Windows Mobile operating system, DCs look to the Android OS for a new generation of rugged handheld devices.
August 11, 2017

Oracle updates supply chain management suite
Cloud-based platform now includes warehouse management module.
August 8, 2017

JD.com says alliance can streamline imports to China
Group includes Walmart, eBay, Kuehne + Nagel, Agility Logistics.
August 4, 2017

Uber Freight expands into West Coast, Midwest, Southeast markets
Firm touts app improvements as key differentiator for driver mind share.
August 3, 2017

Survey: manufacturers seek "smart factories"
Internet of Things could provide widespread visibility and improved quality by 2022, Zebra says.
August 2, 2017

6 River Systems raises $15 million for e-commerce fulfillment robots
Rolling "Chuck" bots collaborate with humans to provide inexpensive warehouse automation for midsized retailers and 3PLs, firm says.
July 27, 2017

Convoy raises $62 million in new backing
Online truck brokerage is latest beneficiary of venture money surging to logistics startups.
July 26, 2017

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

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