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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

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

Top tips on how to handle the 2017 peak shipping season
Sharing lessons learned from past peaks can help shippers and their service providers survive the make-or-break holiday rush.
May 3, 2017

Consumer goods companies hone technology solutions
Grocers are finding new supply chain efficiencies with the latest tech, but the solutions aren't always perfect out of the box.
May 2, 2017

Food retailers name three ways to cut "unsaleable" goods out of supply chain
Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) and CHEP encourage wider sharing of UPC-level data, better management of shelf life and discontinued items.
May 2, 2017

Drones prepare to swarm the DC
The hype is all about package delivery. But some visionary companies have been quietly putting drones to work in the warehouse—with impressive results.
April 28, 2017

JDA sees bright future in visibility for TMS
Data science and Internet of Things could predict delays, suggest solutions, JDA says.
April 27, 2017

JDA sharpens focus on partner network
New CEO Rishi says partners crucial for handling digital transformation trends such as omnichannel, inventory tracking.
April 26, 2017

SAP launches 3-D printing service
"Distributed Manufacturing" portal connects manufacturers with UPS, HP, Jabil.
April 24, 2017

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