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

Nov 06, 2016

Are the Good Times Really Over for Good?

Brief spell of positive shipper conditions will be short lived....More
Sep 12, 2016

It’s Not Recovery (But It’s Not Bad)

With the new capacity-constraining regulations not yet in effect, shippers should enjoy the relative calm shipping conditions while they can....More
Jul 22, 2016

The Party Is Just About Over for Shippers

As capacity begins to tighten, conditions will start swinging more in favor of the carriers than the shippers....More
Jun 26, 2016

Mounting Pressures Will Put Logistics to the Test

The chance of another round of capacity shortages could bring even more pressure on shippers to build inventory levels....More
May 23, 2016

Shippers: Enjoy the Ride While It Lasts

Conditions for shippers may have reached their peak, so take advantage of the favorable environment before it begins to taper off in the fall....More
Apr 18, 2016

Shippers Are Doing Fine in 2016... At Least, So Far

Capacity is currently sufficient to meet the demands of the market. That will probably change later in the year....More
Feb 26, 2016

Neutral Is the New Full-Speed-Ahead

As the market stabilizes into a consistent mediocrity, shippers are benefiting from cheap fuel and ample capacity....More
Jan 24, 2016

Bloated Inventories Are Slowing US Logistics

High inventories are a big problem for shippers, and recent moves by the Federal Reserve aren't helping the situation....More
Dec 28, 2015

Slowdown in the Supply Chain

Things are about as good as they’re likely to get for shippers, at least for the immediate future....More
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

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