Dave Blanchard

Senior Editor , IndustryWeek

Focus: Finance & Supply Chain

Email: dblanchard@industryweek.com

Follow on Twitter @supplychainDave

Call: 216-931-9794

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.

Posts by Dave Blanchard

in Chain Reactions Mar 11, 2014

What Type of CFO Are You?

Are you focused more on costs, on metrics or on growth?....More
Dave Blanchard
in Chain Reactions Dec 07, 2013

The More You Work, the Stupider You Become

New research suggests that for managers of all types, working longer hours can actually make you less productive, and even, well, stupider....More
in Chain Reactions Nov 12, 2013

Amazon Throws a Juicy Bone to the USPS

The USPS will begin offering Sunday package deliveries to select cities, thanks to a new deal with Amazon....More
in Chain Reactions Oct 15, 2013

Amazon Gets Up Close and Personal with P&G

Amazon is sharing warehouse space with major suppliers to grab a bigger piece of the CPG market....More
in Chain Reactions Sep 27, 2013

Go Ahead and Bore Me -- You're Not Paying Me Enough to Think

New research suggests that nobody wants to be challenged in their jobs anymore....More
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in Chain Reactions Aug 17, 2013

USPS Struggles to Stay Solvent and Relevant

It’s got to be tough running the U.S. Postal Service, especially these days, when the government-agency-that’s-not-really-a-government-agency not....More
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in Chain Reactions Jul 25, 2013

Just Another Robot on the Lost Highway

Will truck drivers be the next occupation to be automated by robots?....More
Dave Blanchard
in Chain Reactions Apr 28, 2013

Lean Survival Strategies in the Textile Industry

Textile manufacturers may be a vanishing breed in the U.S., but lean supply chain practices are helping the strongest survive....More
in Chain Reactions Apr 14, 2013

Boeing's Eastward Migration Suggests How US Manufacturing Can Remain Relevant

U.S. communities are borrowing a page from China's playbook as they offer significant incentives to attract manufacturers to their regions....More
in Chain Reactions Feb 06, 2013

The Legend of the 24/7/365 Supply Chain

The supply chain will be getting slower, not faster, as the country adjusts to the end of Saturday deliveries by the USPS....More
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