Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard, Senior Editor,

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.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Schools of 2017
Our annual look at the top 10 U.S. university programs for supply chain management and logistics.
Top 25 Supply Chains of 2017
IW's annual look at the Top 25 (plus 3) Supply Chains reveals what the best manufacturers and retailers are achieving as they manage their global operations.
Who’s Taking Responsibility for Your Supply Chain?
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Supply Chain Millennials: 30 Leaders Under 30 — Class of 2017
These 30 supply chain Millennials represent some of the best qualities of their generation, and offer hope the manufacturing industry is pointed in the right direction.
2016 IW Best Plants Winner: Lean Helps UTC Take Flight and Soar
UTC Aerostructures is relentlessly focused on driving waste out of its production processes, one second at a time.
Neil McDonough FLEXcon
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Neil McDonough keeps FLEXcon's workforce focused on continuous improvement to adapt to the evolving demands of his customers.
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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
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Kathy Wengel leads J&J's supply chain through a technology transformation while raising the profile of women in leadership roles.
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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.
Manufacturing Leader of the Week
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