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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

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic
As retailers continue to expand their omnichannel service offerings, they're increasingly turning to a traditionally underused resource: the brick-and-mortar store.
November 15, 2018

Port Logistics Group to launch robotics pilot in e-commerce DCs
3PL to test 10 Locus Robotics units in effort to boost efficiency, cut labor costs.
November 15, 2018

Universal Robots acquires Boston office and 20 employees of former Rethink Robotics
Merger will transition users of Rethink's Baxter and Sawyer models to UR cobots, firm says.
November 13, 2018

Author Michael Lewis sees turbulent future for freight markets in age of big data
Transportation companies will soon hire statistics experts to draw conclusions from data churned out by ELD mandate, Moneyball author says at trade show.
November 13, 2018

Businesses need creative data sources to apply effective AI, speaker says.
Best results will come from unexpected places, IBM exec tells 3PL conference.
November 7, 2018

Speaker: artificial intelligence is about to trigger a new reality for logistics
Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus exec tells 3PL conference.
November 6, 2018

Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs
U.S. grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years.
November 1, 2018

FourKites says platform taps unused capacity by building shared trucking networks
Firm hires UberFreight exec to run "Zero Deadhead" unit.
October 31, 2018

Oracle unveils four blockchain applications for supply chain
Track and trace module now in pilot case with California brewery, full suite to launch in 2019.
October 24, 2018

XPO calls charges of pregnancy discrimination against warehouse employees "untrue"
Company says Teamsters union "fueled" story in ongoing feud.
October 23, 2018

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