As Consafe Logistics continues to grow its presence in Northern Europe, Maria Rang has been appointed as Managing Director of Sweden. She brings years of experience in software and management to the role, along with a strong ambition to further develop Consafe Logistics, and to help our customers to reach their goals.
Maria originally joined Consafe Logistics in 2016 after spending a successful 16 years at Sony Ericsson and Sony Mobile. There, she worked with software and product development before looking to expand her experience and get deeper into the strategic and financial sides of business. As Consafe Logistics is a supply chain software company, this experience from a larger software corporation would be invaluable starting her new position.
“My first role at Consafe Logistics was as a division manager,” explains Maria. “This means I had profit and loss responsibility for my division, which was exactly the kind of role I was looking for. My division was made up of one big client– a large Swedish furniture brand– and having been at Sony for as long as I was, gave me the insight and experience to be able to effectively work with a company like this.”
The relationship between Consafe Logistics and the client went from strength to strength, with Consafe Logistics being able to help facilitate a big transformation within their business – a shift towards ecommerce – with aggressive expansion of the distribution network where the need of speed and predictability was key. Maria joined as the project was getting underway, and has helped ensure its success over three years. Maria will bring many learnings from this period with her, which will be very useful as she begins her new role.
In her new position, Maria will bring vast experience in how to secure an efficient global roll-out of the Astro WMS® product. At the same time, she will be working closely with the customers to secure innovation and the right input to advance Consafe Logistics product development. She will bring these experiences to all other customers of Consafe Logistics, which will help further strengthen our partnerships.
“The new role will involve a lot of challenges, of course,” Maria says. “This is the kind of environment I work best in, though. The more complex a situation is, the more comfortable I am in offering a clear way forward. The demand on, and the complexity of, our customers’ warehouse operations are increasing every day. That change is driven by e-commerce, omni channel and the need for more and more automation in the warehouse. We need to be a strong partner to help them to in an efficient way manage this, and to succeed we need to focus a lot on the partnership with our customers and their needs. I believe I will be able to help find the best route to these ambitious goals.”
“It’s a complex role, and it requires fulfilling the goal that Consafe Logistics deliver superior customer value to all our customers, as well as the requirement to be a great leader. Maria has the experience, influence and drive to be able to do this effectively, and her co-workers also thrive off her energy and enthusiasm for the continued success of Consafe Logistics and our customers,” explains Kent Olsson, CEO, Consafe Logistics.
“I’m really excited about the opportunities on the horizon,” adds Maria. “Our ambition is to be number one in our industry in Europe. Achieving and maintaining this position is going to be exciting. We have a clear mission – to be the employer of choice in our industry and to be a leading software provider in logistics, so my focus will be to discover and drive how we can do this together.”
Consafe Logistics is the leading European supplier of warehouse management solutions. We deliver reliable, flexible and smart solutions to create competitive advantages for our customers worldwide. With our extensive warehouse knowledge and through co-creation, we deliver sustainable solutions that fit every level of complexity and volume in the warehouse. Being technically curious and determined to create efficiency for our customers, we drive world-class software development to give you a competitive edge. We have been doing it since 1978. The Consafe Logistics Group consists of 400 employees and support our global clients from our subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Poland and the UK. HQ is located in Lund, Sweden.