Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard, Senior Editor

Focus: Finance & Supply Chain

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Contributing 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 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.

Articles by Dave Blanchard
big data analytics
Finance: Big Data Analytics Offer a Solution to a Taxing Situation 
Companies are turning to analytics to find relief from the high U.S. corporate tax rate.
Follow the Money: Who's Investing in Manufacturing?  1
The investor community is expecting some manufacturing verticals to pay off big in the coming years.
Supply Chain & Logistics: You Can't Manage what You Don't Trust 
Executives aren't always able to trust the data when they're making decisions.
digital technology affects the supply chain
Supply Chain & Logistics: Digital Technologies Realign the Traditional Supply Chain 
Social, mobile, analytics and cloud combine to usher in a new era of smart supply chains.
Obamacare and the medical device tax
Finance: Medical Device Tax Could Cost Thousands of Jobs  3
Medical device makers say ObamaCare tax on devices is crippling R&D and workforce investments.
supply chain transportation management
Supply Chain & Logistics: Smarter Transportation is Part of the Plan  1
Better transportation management begins with getting to know your carriers.
finding talent for finance jobs
Finance: In Search of a New Generation of Financial Talent 
There's a belief within manufacturing circles and other industries that finding financial people to fill job openings is a relatively easy and painless process.
green manufacturing
Supply Chain & Logistics: Manufacturers Are Spending Less Green to Go Green 
Regulatory uncertainty is slowing down investments in carbon reduction programs.
top 25 healthcare supply chains of 2013
The Healthiest Supply Chains in the US
A look at supply chain excellence within the healthcare industry.
manufacturing in Africa
Supply Chain and Logistics: The Next Low-Cost Production Center 
Manufacturers expanding into Africa should consider collaborating with third-party logistics providers.
Obamacare's effect on employement
Finance: ObamaCare Could Have Negative Impact on Employment  6
CFOs expect implementation of ACA to result in higher labor costs.
Andrew Swiger, ExxonMobil
Top 10 CFOs in Manufacturing [SLIDESHOW]
Meet the 10 men and women who between them manage more than $1.8 trillion in revenues: the top financial leaders of the IndustryWeek U.S. 500.
Tim Solso, GM
IW Hall of Famer Tim Solso Named Chairman of GM 1
Former head of Cummins and Six Sigma champion to serve as nonexecutive chairman of General Motors.
Globalization problems with the supply chain
Supply Chain & Logistics: Globalization Blues: Too Many Companies are Victimized by Their Own Supply Chains
Manufacturers need to get better at monitoring their global supply chain partners as they expand overseas.
manufacturing looks towards emerging markets
Finance: Manufacturers Set Their Sights on Emerging Markets 

Where will U.S. manufacturers be spending their money in 2014? Chances are good that a lot of it will be invested in global expansion, particularly in high-tech markets and emerging economies outside of the U.S. This doesn't necessarily mean that the push for reshoring has slowed, but rather that U.S. manufacturers -- weary of a sluggish domestic recovery -- are setting their sights on what they see as the next big growth opportunity: geographic expansion.


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