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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

SnapFulfil separates U.S. and European markets, names new CEO
White and Dobson to run two regions as WMS software company plans to launch robotic fulfillment cart.
January 24, 2020

Berkshire Grey scores $263 million for global expansion and acquisitions
VC funding follows company's move last month to bulk up its executive ranks with new VP & GM, new president and COO.
January 21, 2020

Robotic gripper designer Soft Robotics lands $23 million in VC
Backers include robot arm vendor Fanuc, automation provider Honeywell, as sector sees rising integration between vendors.
January 20, 2020

California judge freezes new law that would classify truckers as employees, not contractors
Temporary stop of "AB5" cheered by motor carriers, while Teamsters promise to continue fight for higher wages and labor protections.
January 17, 2020

What does 2020 hold for logistics leaders?
Going into the new year, the logistics sector faces fierce headwinds that include an ongoing labor shortage, freight-rate volatility, and economic uncertainty. New technologies and strategies may be key to weathering the storm.
January 14, 2020

HighJump to integrate software with Locus Robotics AMRs
Deal allows parent firm Korber to handle wider variety of DC goods, also includes reselling agreement.
January 14, 2020

Capgemini survey: millennial shoppers ready and willing for autonomous stores
Test cases in Norway and U.S. offer self-checkout aisles to extend store hours, source local vendors.
January 14, 2020

"Calmer waters" in trade wars could boost economy in 2020, Paul Ryan says
But long-range challenges include massive technology investments by China, former U.S. House speaker says in NRF keynote.
January 13, 2020

Executive in charge of Dematic unit leaves Kion Group
Parent company cites "differing views on corporate strategy" just 19 months after hiring Susanna Schneeberger for five-year term as chief digital officer.
January 13, 2020

Donations to Australian wildfire victims swamp region's charity infrastructure
Despite challenges, country's businesses are maintaining supply chain operations thanks to "pre-planned resilience-led approaches," local disaster relief worker says.
January 9, 2020

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