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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

RightHand Robotics raises $23 million from Menlo Ventures, Google
Warehouse piece picking arm is designed to handle e-commerce in a tight labor market, firm says.
December 17, 2018

Honeywell launches e-commerce site for aviation sector
GoDirect Trade platform uses blockchain technology to provide data history for individual parts, firm says.
December 17, 2018

Logistics Manager's Index shows growth rate slowed in November
Economic conditions cool off for transportation prices, transportation utilization, and inventory costs, LMI reveals.
December 14, 2018

Amazon expands air freight fleet with Texas facility
Company picks Dallas/Fort Worth site for newest regional air hub.
December 12, 2018

Decathlon USA deploys mobile robot to retail store
Simbe Robotics' "Tally" bot conducts RFID inventory counts while dodging shoppers.
December 11, 2018

Economic fortune-teller: interview with Jason Schenker
Where's the global economy headed? Which economic indicators should you be watching? What's the outlook for blockchain? Economic guru Jason Schenker has the answers.
December 10, 2018

Berkshire Grey jumps into e-commerce fulfillment robot sector
Massachusetts firm emerges from stealth mode with AI-powered omnichannel operations suite.
December 7, 2018

Finding a better route
Australian rental equipment company Coates Hire cut costs and improved service with a combined transportation management/route planning solution.
December 7, 2018

Project44 acquires Danish freight visibility provider GateHouse Logistics
Demand for supply chain visibility tools will continue, regardless of impact of tariffs on trade rates, firm says.
December 4, 2018

DCs look to emerging technologies to cope with rising fulfillment pressures
Cutting-edge tech is an increasingly common sight around the warehouse, from robots to drones to wearable devices.
December 3, 2018

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