David Blanchard

Editorial Director / Associate Publisher, Material Handling & Logistics

During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media’s best-known brands, including the company’s flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics Today (now Material Handling & Logistics), Supply Chain Technology News and Business Finance. With over 25 years of experience, Dave literally wrote the book on supply chain management, Supply Chain Management Best Practices (John Wiley & Sons, 2010), which has been translated into several languages and is currently in its second edition. He is also the supply chain subject matter expert for Penton’s Supply Chain & Manufacturing Group. He is a graduate of Northern Illinois University.

Posts by David Blanchard

in Chain of Thought Nov 10, 2015

When Not-So-Good Is Good Enough

Shippers conditions have settled into a comfortable rut best described as so-so, neither good nor bad, neither great nor horrible....More
in Chain of Thought Oct 21, 2015

Mediocre Is Looking Pretty Good for Shippers These Days

Believe it or not, shippers are living in the "good ol' days" right now, based on relatively stable (i.e., mediocre) shipping conditions....More
in Chain of Thought Sep 07, 2015

Sometimes Bad News Can Also Be Good News

While a soft economy is spooking some markets, shippers are reaping the benefits of low fuel prices....More
in Chain of Thought Jul 27, 2015

Shippers Enjoy a Rare Breath of Fresh Air

Conditions worsened for shippers in the month of May as far as overall conditions go, but even so rate increases have been held at bay, as have fuel....More
in Chain of Thought Jul 06, 2015

Shippers Are in the Eye of a Regulatory Storm

Shipping conditions look better, but only because shippers are in the eye of a regulatory and capacity storm that will grow worse as the year....More
in Chain of Thought Jun 14, 2015

A Safer Workplace Begins with Worker Awareness

Material handling professionals take the pulse of Congress on the issue of forklift safety, urging an update to the 1969 OSHA standard....More
in Chain of Thought Jun 08, 2015

Shippers Conditions Hit a Pothole

Conditions for shippers are rapidly deteriorating, with the likelihood of regulations making it a tough road for the rest of 2015....More
in Chain of Thought May 04, 2015

Shipping Conditions Fall Back into a Hole

After a brief moment of industry optimism, condiitons for shippers slipped back into the negative hole they've been in for most of the past four....More
in Chain of Thought Apr 10, 2015

Happy Days Are Here Again (for a little while, anyway)

It may be a short-lived celebration, but right now shippers are enjoying the best market conditions they've seen since 2010....More
in Chain of Thought Mar 10, 2015

Feeling (Almost) Positive about Shipper Conditions

The rapid drop in diesel prices and the reversal of some Hours of Service rules have almost restored shippers' faith in the economy....More

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