Services

UK Plastics Pact

For those signed up, or planning to, we provide a supply chain wide reporting system to meet WRAP requirements. We know how to ask your suppliers for data, how to transform the data, how to report to WRAP, and how to add insight.

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Sustainability reporting

Our analysts work with your suppliers to establish and report on your emissions and science based targets, giving you the opportunity to carbon-label your products. We begin by extracting as much data from your supply chain as is available, and transform it to provide expert analysis around your carbon emissions. We bring together data from [...]

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Environmental and social

We understand how myriad international standards can be applied to everyday print requirements. These can be applied to Social Reporting statements, supply chain transparency and support for sustainable purchasing and sourcing. Our experts understand how standards can be deployed within your supply chain to ensure adherence to schemes including: FSC; PEFC; ISO14001; carbon offsetting; recycling [...]

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Carbon & Climate Action Plan

Harler actively links industry experts with the latest science to provide environmental and social governance, carbon disclosure, science-based targets for carbon reduction, and social reporting standards. We enable you to put credible and straight-forward actionable steps in place to reduce CO2 and plastic across your supply chain. Our reporting platforms allow you to report to [...]

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Supply chain management

Our supply chain experts add a credible layer of knowledge to provide supply chain resilience and flexibility. Whether you use print management, a direct to supplier model, or a hybrid, we remove risk and add value to your operations. With supply chain resilience dominating the agenda, our services ensure organisations have options and competitive tension. [...]

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Digital transformation

Print will always be needed, but much of what is printed can be provided to the customer in a digital format. Harler provides an independent understanding of when the power of print is effective versus when digital drives value and efficiency. It doesn't matter where your organisation is on its digital transformation journey, there is [...]

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Supplier transition

When you need to switch to a new provider, our experience makes that a seamless process. Our team has beem involved in dozens of supplier transitions, and our agile approach to project management works by breaking up the process of exit and implemention into several stages and involving the right stakeholders at the right time. [...]

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Category Management

Our in-depth perspectives across many disciplines and sectors provides you with unique insights to take your category management to a new level. Our team provides deep expertise across all sub-categories relating to print and packaging. We tailor your category plans by blending skills and experience taken from roles in procurement, operations, marketing and executive. The [...]

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Benchmarking

Although there are countless suppliers you can work with, our job is to make sure that yours are delivering the real market price. We have a number of proven methods to help you pay the right price, every time. These include: live market pricing from credible providers; off-line analysis against syndicated data; testing against subscription-only [...]

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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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Opportunity assessment

Nothing ever stands still, and new opportunities for improvement arise all the time. We help you identify those opportunities, and put plans in place to benefit your organisation with an achievable and realistic delivery plan. Our checklist approach to opportunities means that nothing is overlooked in the search for new benefits. We create objective assessments [...]

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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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Market insights and trends

This industry is constantly evolving and changing, and we understand how it reacts to every major economic, social, environmental, technological and political event. The print industry has been around for over 600 years and has reacted to many potentially destructive episodes over its history to remain relevant. The industry has always been sensitive to economic [...]

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Cost cutting

At certain times, it becomes necessary to take a straight-forward approach and protect your business by reducing existing costs. We understand where the opportunities lie to remove spend from your cost base. While the real value often comes from engaging with suppliers and stakeholders who understand how and where your organisation is spending money, we [...]

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Contracting & negotiation

Contracts often require complex negotiation across multiple service lines, schedules and statements of work. This complexity requires deep category knowledge to ensure compliance to your processes. We have negotiated dozens of contracts and our best in class templates cover all category specific aspects. We protect your best interests in areas such as: service level agreements, [...]

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Coaching and mentoring

We provide formidable industry insight to prepare for all your professional procurement needs. When you team needs an injection of external know-how, we are on hand to provide guidance and support on a 1:1 basis. Whether this is for a project or to prepare you for the next step, we bring a perspective to print [...]

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Tenders and RFPs

Save up to 80% of the effort on your end-to-end procurement process by accessing our expertise. Our knowledge library covers all print categories, every sector, and every supplier scenario. We'll make sure you don't miss anything. Our list of available content includes: data gathering templates; baselining; basket creation; tender evalution; data cleansing; market insight; supplier [...]

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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, accreditations, environmental and social practises, net promoter scores [...]

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Tender in a Box

Harler’s expert knowledge of the print industry has been assembled as a Tender in a Box toolkit. It will save up to 80% time on your end-to-end procurement process and work seamlessly with your standard internal procedures. What you will get: Benefits include: About Harler Harler is the consulting authority in the print and packaging [...]

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