Dave Blanchard

Dave
Blanchard
Dave Blanchard, Senior Editor,
IndustryWeek

Focus: Supply Chain

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Senior Editor Dave Blanchard provides the IndustryWeek audience his expertise in supply chain management and technology, reporting on topics ranging from logistics, procurement and inventory management to warehousing and distribution to lean supply chains. Dave is also the editorial director/associate publisher of Material Handling & Logistics.

With over 25 years of experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Throughout his lengthy career at Penton, he has been the chief editor of several Penton brands, including Supply Chain Technology News, Logistics Today, Business Finance, and IndustryWeek. Dave is an award-winning journalist and has been twice named one of the nation’s top columnists by the American Society of Business Publications Editors.

Dave received his B.A. in English from Northern Illinois University, and was a high school teacher prior to his joining the publishing industry. He is married and has two daughters.

Articles
Transportation Technology Wises Up
Self-driving trucks, intelligent highways and freight-hauling apps are changing the way goods can be transported and delivered.
2016: The Supply Chain Year in Review
A month-by-month look back at a remarkable year and some of the most impactful stories affecting the nation's supply chains.
Kathy Wengel, J&J
Mentoring and Technology Offer a Healthy Outlook for J&J 1
Kathy Wengel leads J&J's supply chain through a technology transformation while raising the profile of women in leadership roles.
The Good, the Bad and the Trump Plan: Freight Recovery Could Go Either Way

As predicted, conditions for shippers took a decidedly negative turn this past September, according to transportation forecasting firm FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI). The index fell three points from August to a -2.4 reading in September. As FTR points out, the August positive reading wasn’t expected to be much more than a temporary blip, which September’s drop confirms.

Who Do You Trust to Run the Nation's Supply Chain? 4
A head-to-head comparison between the two candidates for U.S. President and their positions on key industrial issues.
The Healing Power of the IoT
Johnson & Johnson applies Internet of Things technologies to streamline production while enhancing patient care.
It's Not Recovery (But It's Not Bad)
With the new capacity-constraining regulations not yet in effect, shippers should enjoy the relative calm shipping conditions while they can.
The Party Is Just About Over for Shippers
As capacity begins to tighten, conditions will start swinging more in favor of the carriers than the shippers.
A Smarter Way to Run a Supply Chain
Intelligent applications are making a big comeback in the market, and could make an equally big impact on manufacturing.
Why the Supply Chain is a Manufacturer's Strategic Nucleus
The ISM's Tom Derry explains why supply chain professionals are participating in the most strategic decisions at their company.
The Logistics Landscape Is Wide Open for the Internet of Things
As reality races to catch up to the hype surrounding IoT, some companies are already finding value within their logistics operations.
Top 25 Supply Chains of 2016
Our look at the Top 25 (plus 2) Supply Chains of 2016 uncovers what the best companies in the world do, or are trying to do, to excel at managing their global supply chains.
Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts
Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall.
Raymond Corp. Takes a Lean Approach to Keep Its Customers Satisfied 2
Cross-training and change management help keep forklift manufacturer The Raymond Corp. focused on the customer's needs.
Top 10 US Supply Chain Schools of 2016
Don't fall prey to the supply chain talent gap. These U.S. schools are considered among the best for developing supply chain leaders.
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