Lana Kruger, chief executive officer and founder of The Megna Group – the only female-founded and owned logistics company in Australia – has been named a finalist in the 2020 AusMumpreneur Awards in Business Excellence, B2B Services, Sustainability, and Multicultural categories.

The AusMumpreneur Awards are an independent awards event designed to celebrate mums in business. Online judging is taking place now until 30 August 2020 for category finalists. The date and venue for the awards evening is yet to be confirmed.

Lana is a logistics expert who has worked for numerous global logistics organisations. After emigrating to Australia in 2011 she launched The Megna Group – a one-stop total solution in packaging, warehousing, distribution, international freight and more.

It enables business owners and supply chain professionals to manage their costs and simplify their processes in a more effective way by tailoring logistics needs to suit their products and customers.

“I started in logistics over two decades ago in South Africa and I have since worked in three countries in senior management positions for some of the world’s largest logistics companies. This experience has taught me a lot. It has also provided me with the insight into understanding what the industry gaps are and what brands need,” Lana said.

“For me, the opportunity was clear – to be an innovative logistics solutions company that was agile, fast-thinking, fast-paced and creative. And to always be ahead of the constantly changing needs and demands of e-commerce. I wanted to be a provider who is innovative and streamlines solutions to save clients’ money and enable trust in Megna – whether the client is sending off one box or 3,000 boxes. We want to make things simpler.”

She added: “When brands started introducing personalisation and customisation to their products, especially through online retailing, I realised logistics companies lacked the ability to respond quickly and effectively to support brands on achieving cost effective and creative packaging fast-tracked for delivery. To enable brands to truly differentiate was what motivated me to start a logistics company that would focus on helping brands exceed customer expectations.”

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