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, supplier network, experience and opinion put you in control of strategic plans.

We investigate and form an understanding of current ways of working from stakeholder and supplier perspectives. We assess the benefits and drawbacks of what happens today, and compare to how things work in other, similar, organisations.

We generate realistic options and help you assess a business case for change. If incumbent suppliers are retained, they will be on new and improved terms. If new suppliers are introduced they will be qualified and on-boarded quickly. If new processes are deployed they will be effective in a short time.

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, [...]