Interview Frank Baur

Inspired-Search | 17 December 2020

Inspired-Search’ Managing Director Edwin Tuyn spoke with Frank Baur, Vice President Supply Chain EMEA at Parker Hannifin. Frank joined Parker Hannifin two years ago to lead its EMEA supply chain from its regional headquarters in Étoy, Switzerland. The company manufactures a wide range of products that facilitate motion within an industrial application, which, put simply, ‘enable engineering breakthroughs that lead to a better tomorrow’.

“I was attracted to its winning culture, passionate people, engaged leadership, and true focus on valuing customers,” says Frank. Running a decentralized, end-to-end supply chain with responsibility across six groups, 19 divisions and 27 countries, he seeks competitive advantage through the core lean management principles of continuous improvement and creating value for customers.

Eight months after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company remains strong. this, as Frank explains, is due to its customer centricity and engaged people, which comes from its philosophy of ownership, entrepreneurship and decision-making at the lowest possible level.

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Interview conducted by Edwin Tuyn and Martijn Lofvers, written by Helen Armstrong