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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

Manhattan Associates partners with FreightRover on TMS
Link with freight marketplace provider helps shippers locate capacity in tight market, Manhattan says.
April 25, 2018

XPO launches shared-space model for retail distribution
"XPO Direct" opens firm's technology, trucks, and workforce for omnichannel and e-commerce operations.
April 24, 2018

XPO integrates last-mile delivery data with Google and Amazon voice applications
Company also creates 5,000 jobs to meet first-quarter growth.
April 18, 2018

Panel: artificial intelligence works best when supply chain partners collaborate
Large firms should encourage smaller partners to adopt AI, MIT conference speakers say.
April 17, 2018

Giant Eagle lands big savings through software overhaul
By consolidating multiple TMS systems into a single platform, the regional grocery chain cut IT costs and revved up its transportation operations.
April 9, 2018

RightHand and Vecna offer combined piece-picking and mobile robots
Partnership could reduce picking errors and human touches of inventory, alleviate labor shortages, RightHand says.
April 6, 2018

Robots carry the load for 3PLs
Once dismissed as too expensive for fulfillment work, robots are rolling into third-party warehouses and taking operations to the next level.
April 5, 2018

6 River Systems announces $25 million funding for warehouse robots
Money will be used for improvements to "Chuck" robots' decision-making abilities, expansion of sales in Europe, firm says.
April 5, 2018

Study: 95 percent of wooden pallets are recycled instead of landfilled
Virginia Tech says brokers collect used pallets from DCs for repair, resale, or mulching.
April 4, 2018

XPO patrols parking lots with security robot
Knightscope robot monitors employees' parking lot at Atlanta facility.
April 4, 2018

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