Dave Blanchard

Senior Editor, IndustryWeek

Focus: 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

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
Earl Weaver
in Chain Reactions Jan 21, 2013

It’s What You Learn after You Know It All that Counts

What Hall of Famer Earl Weaver knew about managing an organization could have filled up several business strategy books....More
in Chain Reactions Jan 11, 2013

Where Are They Now? A Updated Look at the Most Influential Supply Chain Leaders

A look at what the Most Influential Supply Chain People of 2003 are doing today, ten years later....More
in Chain Reactions Sep 25, 2012

Deadly Emissions Are Lurking in Your Backyard

Grilling a hamburger emits more particulates than a long-haul truck driving down the highway for two hours....More
in Chain Reactions Sep 14, 2012

Healthcare Costs Are Making the Supply Chain Sick

Based on the annual “pain in the supply chain” survey conducted by UPS, 53% of U.S. companies in the healthcare field say they’re still feeling the....More
in Chain Reactions Jul 19, 2012

Playing at Work Can Be More Stressful than Working at Work

In summertime, the living is easy, as the song goes, but not necessarily the working. Recognizing that most employees would rather be anywhere else....More
in Chain Reactions May 23, 2012

The Top 25 Supply Chains of 2012

It’s that time of year again, when analyst firm Gartner reveals the winners of its supply chain popularity contest, and once again, not surprisingly....More
in Chain Reactions May 11, 2012

USPS Takes a $3 Billion Bath while Congress Watches

The U.S. Postal Service certainly is making it more and more difficult to root for them in their current struggles. Whoever is in charge of public....More