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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

Keep calm and let the TMS decide
Today's transportation software can help you pick the best carrier, rate, and route. Tomorrow's will be able to do it faster and better—and remove humans from the decision-making loop.
June 13, 2017

GE names CEO successor as digital pioneer Immelt announces retirement
New chief executive Flannery expected to continue company's transformation from manufacturing might to digital services and supply chain tech.
June 12, 2017

FourKites web portal tracks temperatures on food shipments
Tracking solution could help food shippers stay in compliance with FSMA regulations, FourKites says.
June 9, 2017

Project44 adds coverage of volume LTL shipments
Automated data exchange could help brokers and 3PLs keep up with Uber and Amazon, company says.
June 7, 2017

Jabil launches decision-support tool
InControl platform offers choice of five modules to improve supply chain visibility, collaboration, risk management, and diagnostics.
May 23, 2017

Honeywell launches freight-tracking tool for high-value goods
IoT-based solution was developed with partners Intel, DHL, Expeditors, and Kuehne + Nagel.
May 18, 2017

SAP adds data analysis tools to IoT platform
Users must convert data into action to succeed in digital economy, SAP says.
May 16, 2017

Private equity firm buys majority stake in Llamasoft
TPG Capital's multimillion-dollar investment to fuel Llamasoft rollout of supply chain visibility, planning, and demand modeling tools.
May 11, 2017

Manhattan Associates adds "waveless" order fulfillment to its WMS
Under pressure to speed up e-commerce orders, DCs can't afford to wait for waves, Manhattan says.
May 10, 2017

Manhattan Associates software bundle unites e-commerce and physical storefronts
Cloud-based Manhattan Active suite includes Active Omni, Active Supply Chain, and Active Store.
May 9, 2017

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