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 allows suppliers to legitimately creep prices, dodge savings guarantees and boost margins to a level that was not in the spirit of your arrangement.

Wherever you are in the contract cycle, there is an advantage in knowing your cost baseline.

Harler’s print experts have developed a baselining toolkit that puts you in control, giving you the knowhow to own the conversation with your print providers.

Case study: A hotel chain needed a better way to manage its print supply chain

With 100s of hotels across the global consuming printed materials, the complexity of the supply chain was out of control.  Print management had been used but proved unsuccessful. Challenge: Our client operates hotels in most major cities and countries around the world. It was proving difficult for their longstanding outsource provider to demonstrate global compliance, [...]