Assurance

Buying desk

Outsource your buying needs to our multi-disciplined team. Are you looking for a safe pair of hands to free up your time? Do you need qualified buyers to handle a particularly complex project? Or do you want to ensure total process compliance? We don’t mind how often you use our services. We don’t mind if [...]

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Supply chain risk mapping

Every time you pick up a piece of print you are touching dozens of ingredients, many of which have travelled thousands of miles and exchanged many hands before touching yours. We help you identify the geographic source of all raw and processed materials in your supply chain. With increasing geo-political tension, organisations are beginning to [...]

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Audit

We provide assurance that your print provider is acting in your best interests. Whether a pro-active review, a governance requirement or a response to whistle-blowing, Harler's independence makes us the most credible authority in the industry. We respond to your brief and your requirements, and cover all aspects of your relationship with your supplier. No [...]

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VAT audit

Our experts understand how VAT works, how it can be mitigated, and how to create compliant supply chains. VAT is part of our core expertise, whether the Package Test, charity relief, single sourcing, disbursements, agency agreements or customs declarations. We stay up to date on legislation and the findings of tribunals and court rulings, and [...]

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In-house vs outsource

The most common question that we get asked is whether in-housing or outsourcing is best. The reality is usually somewhere in the middle. Our independent approach cuts through inertia, applies facts, makes cost comparisons, and quickly arrives at scenario planning and recommendations. Whether you're talking print rooms, strategic sourcing, operating models, business process outsourcing, on-site [...]

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Strategy

With the right operating model, costs are under control, brand and specification is managed, demand is coordinated, actionable insight comes out of a strong management and reporting process, regional variances are planned for, and state-of-the-art workflows seamlessly work behind the scenes. Harler's advice helps you make vital adjustments or big change. Our subject matter expertise, [...]

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Supplier leaderboards & shortlists

Find the right supplier with syndicated data, specialist insight and opinion of your peers. With Harler's leaderboards you can assess your suppliers against others. We bring together facts, opinion and scores from a range of sources. These include buyer scoring, production specialisms, sector specialism, size, financials, location, accreditation's, environmental and social practises, net promoter scores [...]

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You can’t drive procurement change in print and postage unless your spend is baselined

Baselining in print and postage is simple: specification + quantity + cost = control over your spend. But with a high volume of transactions the technical detail can become unreliable making it hard to be certain about your true cost base. It is typical for half of requirements to change during a contract cycle which [...]

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