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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

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

DHL eCommerce opens $20 million sortation center to handle online shopping volume
New Jersey facility serves as test bed for automation, could inspire similar approach in Los Angeles and Chicago.
November 30, 2018

DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies
Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites.
November 30, 2018

AMRs and AGVs rev their engines
The relentless drive for warehouse efficiency is sparking new interest in self-driving vehicles. For those wondering which type to buy, experts say forget the labels and focus on capabilities.
November 30, 2018

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