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.

Interface Challenges the Supply Chain Status Quo 
Interface's latest supply chain sustainability initiative involves the recycling of worn and discarded fishing nets in West Africa.
The Changing Role of the CFO  1
The most highly valued CFOs are able to produce hard financial reporting data with the analysis needed to develop a dynamic corporate strategy.
The Sooner the Better When It Comes to Getting Paid
Inefficient financial processes are hampering manufacturers' ability to get paid promptly.
Not Such a Loony Idea: GoogleX Aims to Give Everybody on Earth Internet Access
Project Loon could provide a way for companies to track every one of their shipments, everywhere in the world.
Leaning into the Supply Chain
The next big push in continuous improvement is focused on reducing and eliminating waste on an enterprise-wide scale.
Finance: Hope Against Hope: Manufacturing CFOs are Split on the State of the Economy 
The number of optimistic CFOs now outnumber the pessimists (though just barely), at least when it comes to the state of the U.S. economy.
Supply Chain Disasters on Video: 10 Reasons Why Your Products Were Never Delivered 4
There are a lot of reasons why freight never gets delivered on time, or at all. This video gallery shows 10 of the most bizarre instances of the Imperfect Order.
How to Inoculate Your Budget from the Affordable Care Act
Many companies are struggling to figure out what exactly they're supposed to do to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Supply Chain & Logistics: Manufacturers Can't Hardly Avoid Waiting for Freight 
Though companies are finding it tougher to move their freight, the situation should improve by year's end. Maybe.
Finance: The C-Suite Increasingly Looks to Finance for Some Help 
As business becomes more complex, finance leaders are taking on more non-financial responsibilities.
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.
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