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: Right to audit and benchmark clause in your print management contract

After spending many hours negotiating and finalising the contract with your print provider, you probably included the all-important clause that allows you to audit/benchmark. Have you ever used it to help deliver your organisational objectives? These exercises are a valuable way to identify quick wins and opportunities in the following areas:- Cost saving targets and [...]