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 US Supply Chain Schools of 2016 3
Don't fall prey to the supply chain talent gap. These U.S. schools are considered among the best for developing supply chain leaders.
Supply Chain Millennials: 30 Leaders Under 30 -- Class of 2016
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The manufacturer of refrigeration units has gone nearly a decade without a lost-time injury.
Coke Is Learning to Think Outside the Bottle
Coca-Cola focuses on innovation to stay competitive in the digital economy.
Terror and Corruption Are Reshaping Global Supply Chains  1
“Business as unusual” is the new order of the day when it comes to global expansion.
Top 10 Most Popular Supply Chain Articles of 2015
A look back at the 10 most popular supply chain articles of 2015.
Slowdown in the Supply Chain
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) indicates that things are about as good as they're likely going to get for shippers, at least for the immediate future.
Ford Collaborates with 3PL to Centralize Its Logistics Network 
Manufacturers are relying on 3PLs to help them compete in a rapidly accelerating marketplace.
Vertical Integration Lifts Crown into the Ranks of Global Manufacturers
Jim Dicke III explains how lift truck manufacturer Crown Equipment became a global leader thanks to a focus on innovation and collaboration.
The Dark Side of the Supply Chain
In too many places, the lowest but perhaps the most crucial link in a supply chain depends on forced labor.
Has Lean Reached Its Peak?  9
Manufacturers need to pay closer attention to their extended supply chain to sustain lean waste reduction efforts.
Qualcomm Looks to IoT Consumer Markets to Sustain Rapid Growth
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf isn't afraid to experiment in the wide-open arena of the Internet of Things.
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Top 10 US Supply Chain Schools of 2015
This slideshow profiles 10 U.S. university programs that excel at developing supply chain talent.
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Manufacturers are spending more on logistics than ever, and all signs point to that trend continuing.
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