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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

WMS helps gauge maker handle DC performance pressures
Engineered Specialty Products Inc. used data from the Latitude WMS to tie pay to performance and drive labor improvements.
October 17, 2019

Warburg Pincus buys minority stake in Softeon
Supply chain software vendor will use private equity funds to grow European presence, develop platform for "autonomous WMS operations."
October 17, 2019

Plus.ai to pilot autonomous trucks on snowy Minnesota test track
Partnership intended to generate data on self-driving truck performance in winter conditions.
October 9, 2019

Maritime sulfur cap could crimp container port volumes
IMO 2020 emissions cap to have unknown impact on container lines, international shippers, Drewry says.
October 7, 2019

Roadrunner slashes dry van fleet by 50%
Trucking company lays off 10% of workforce following restated earnings, email hack.
October 1, 2019

Vecna Robotics says automated vehicles can alleviate warehouse labor shortages
Firm consolidates operations in new headquarters facility, will roll out products through UniCarriers partnership.
September 30, 2019

I.D. Systems and Jungheinrich team up on advanced telematics
Fleet management system will help forklift users monitor utilization, maintenance, and safety compliance, firms say.
September 24, 2019

Kuehne + Nagel pledges less-than-container-load shipments to be carbon-neutral by 2020
Move comes alongside renewable energy and reforestation programs from logistics giants IKEA, Amazon.
September 23, 2019

It pays to be a good partner
Being a "shipper of choice" can boost your chances of getting the service you need when trucking capacity is tight. But as our survey found, clear communication and respect for your carriers is good practice no matter what's happening in the market.
September 19, 2019

DHL tests emerging tech in Chicago innovation center
Partnerships with software, hardware vendors could solve problems in warehouse labor, parcel returns, urban delivery, DHL says.
September 12, 2019

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