Office supplies

Harler was appointed to cut costs in this category that is often overlooked.

Challenge

Office supplies hadn’t been addressed for some time from a procurement perspective, and there was a lack of control across multiple suppliers. The same items were being ordered from different suppliers, and unplanned delivery costs were mounting up.

Solution

We didn’t just focus on the regular unit costs. We looked at the demand, usage patterns, and specifications. Working with stakeholders, we identified where there was waste through low quality products and where items were being hoarded through fear of running out. We implemented policy and gave more choice through fewer, but more appropriate, controls.

Insight: Socially responsible initiatives in print

Harler has developed a straight-forward approach to improve, monitor and report on socially responsible initiatives in your print and packaging supply chain. We know how to manage your business pledges and apply international social responsibility standards within your supply chain. We know how to work with, and monitor, the suppliers that make a difference to [...]