Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard, Senior Editor,

Focus: Finance & Supply Chain

Call: 216-931-9794

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Senior Editor Dave Blanchard provides the IndustryWeek audience his expertise in lean supply chain, reporting on topics from logistics, procurement and inventory management to warehousing and distribution. He also specializes in business finance news and analysis, writing on such topics as corporate finance and tax, cost management, governance, risk and compliance, and budgeting and reporting.

Dave is also the chief editor of Penton Media’s Business Finance and 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. 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.

2014 IW US 500: 10 US Companies that Don't Want to Be US Companies Anymore [SLIDESHOW] 2
U.S. manufacturers are trying to gain relief from the corporate tax rate, even if that means giving up their identity as an American company.
Supply Chain & Logistics: The Competitive Advantage of a Supply Chain 
What does it take to run a well-managed supply chain these days?
Finance: Business Growth Depends on Three Things: Location, Location, Location 
While labor unrest and economic slowdowns are affecting some markets, other countries are doing just fine.
Financial Management of IT: Do You Know Where You're Going?
Understanding what type of processes need to be implemented before deciding on how to implement them.
How to Become Your Suppliers' First Choice as a Customer
Ten percent of a company's value could be wiped out due to supply chain glitches.
How to Trim the Fat Out of Your Inventory
By tracking parts usage, inventory and operating costs can be reduced, cycle times shortened and parts made more available.
Supply Chain & Logistics: Eastman's Formula for Success Driven by Procurement Innovation 

Although supply chain purists might disagree, the conventional wisdom for many years has been that the focus of the procurement department has been controlling and reducing costs. While that role will always be an important one, in recent years procurement has demonstrated its capabilities in another area, one just as likely to catch the CEO's eye: innovation driver.

Finance: Is Your Tax Department Lost in the Cloud? 
Finance executives are more confused than optimistic about the potential of cloud solutions.
Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 [SLIDESHOW]
Our breakdown of the Top 25 Supply Chains of 2014 examines what makes each company a supply chain leader, and offers a look at where each company's supply chain excels.
Top 10 Supply Chain Schools in the US [SLIDESHOW]
A look at the top producers of supply chain talent in the United States.
Top Ten Tips for Automating Financial Forecasting and Budgeting
Manufacturers should look at solutions that offer insight into the future financial health of their companies.
IW Best Plants Winners: Lessons from Lean Leaders [VIDEO GALLERY]
Winners of the 2013 IW Best Plants award explain how they began their lean journeys, and how a culture of continuous improvement has changed their plants for the better.
Continuous Improvement Caught on Video at IW Best Plants 2014
Video highlights from the IW Best Plants 2014 illustrating various ways manufacturers can start a continuous improvement program, or kick an existing program into high gear.
Finance: Technology Reaches a Tipping Point
CFOs can be strong evangelists for the transformational potential of technology within their companies.
Finance: CFOs Should Be Prepared to Reinvent Themselves  1
Finance departments will be asked to drive growth and productivity improvements without a lot of help.
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