In the new position of master planner at Hanwag, Hans-Christoph Bauer will be the interface between purchasing, manufacturing and distribution at the German maker of outdoor footwear. The 27-year-old holds a bachelor's degree in international logistics management and will coordinate the work flow between the various production facilities in Germany and Eastern Europe. Jürgen Siegwarth, COO at Hanwag, said that the company had delivery problems last year and that Bauer's appointment is part of the program to improve substantially as far as supply chain issues are concerned.