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Ben Ames

Ben Ames

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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

MHI speaker: Appoint a "chief disruption officer" for your company
Disruptive technologies will sweep industries from solar cells to smartphones to crypto-currencies, Singularity University's Roberts says.
October 3, 2017

BlackBerry partners with Fleet Complete for asset tracking
Combined products will allow carriers to monitor the location and the condition of trailers and cargo, companies claim.
September 20, 2017

ClearMetal wins $9 million funding round for logistics AI platform
Artificial intelligence can mine supply chain data to predict movement of assets, firm says.
September 20, 2017

Blockchain consortium sees bright future in supply chain
Trusted IoT Alliance members Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto will collaborate on open source development.
September 19, 2017

TCompanies app verifies damage to shipping containers
Truck drivers can use PEIR product to avoid damage claims, firm says.
September 18, 2017

Trimble says 10-4 acquisition lets it track freight, not just trucks
Buying shipment tracking software firm will complement TMW Systems' TMS platform with enhanced visibility, executives say.
September 15, 2017

Trimble acquires shipment-visibility provider 10-4 Systems
Deal adds small-carrier solution to Trimble's enterprise TMS package, Trimble says.
September 13, 2017

Voice echoes outside the warehouse
Once confined largely to the DC, voice technology has begun migrating to retail stores and backrooms. And yes, it's all a result of the e-commerce revolution.
September 5, 2017

EDI vendor Kleinschmidt joins blockchain group
Blockchain in Trucking Alliance says data-sharing software could create self-executing contracts.
September 5, 2017

Korber acquires HighJump
German logistics firm adds U.S. WMS provider to build software capabilities in North American market.
August 30, 2017

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