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The Z5 Inventory blog is brought to you by the geniuses behind Count, Reallocate, Buy, which saves hospitals money at every step of your inventory's lifecycle.
Find out how to solve healthcare's $5 Billion inventory waste problem today. Then get back to the ridiculous gifs we found this week. 

How Do You Choose What Healthcare Communication To Trust? | Five To Save

9/14/2021

The common wisdom is not to trust anything you read on the internet. Which doesn't seem all that wise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, webinar, inventory optimization, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Announcement: Join Carl's Talk About Expiration Avoidance at AHRMM Virtual

9/7/2021

Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt is a featured speaker at the AHRMM21+ virtual conference Wednesday, September 15.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, conferences, trade shows, healthcare inventory, supply chain groups, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Supply Chain Means There's No Such Thing As Isolation | Five To Save

8/31/2021

You don't have to be a supply chain expert to understand that nothing happens in a vacuum. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped make that increasingly clear to everyone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, shipping, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance

Healthcare Industry Events: How To Connect Responsibly and Respectfully

8/24/2021

Our team is at AHRMM21 this week, but believe it or not, trade shows will not - and cannot - be the same as they always were. Not right now, and maybe not for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, savings, trade shows, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, podcasts, web series, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance

Statistics You Can Use To Stay Positive During a Prolonged Pandemic | Five To Save

8/17/2021

How is it that the phrase "the numbers are in" immediately conjures images of danger and doom? Can't "the numbers ever be good?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, statistics, five to save, disruption, communication, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management, masks, ongoing optimization

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: How To Save By Being More Responsible

8/10/2021

Making your normal medical inventory practices a little more sustainable is not only friendlier to the communities you serve, but to your budget, as well.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, savings, excess inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, pandemic, management of hospital inventory, inventory management, sustainability, environment, secondary market, ongoing optimization

Staying Healthy, Stocked, and Secure: Supply Chain Pros Have To Manage It All | Five To Save

8/3/2021

Everybody has been affected by endangered health, supply chain disruptions, and struggling to meet ever-evolving digital standards. But only healthcare supply chain pros have had to find solutions for it all.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, risk management

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: Improving Outcomes By Operating As Normal

7/27/2021

Let's face it: healthcare creates a lot of waste. Hospitals throw a lot away. And we're not just talking about the excess medical supplies that are thrown away before they're even used (even though that's a huge problem).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sustainability, pollution

Cases Are Up. Staffing Is Down. Are We Due For More Healthcare Delivery Interruptions? | Five To Save

7/20/2021

Public health issues are always tricky to tackle, because the people who are supposed to be tackling them are just as likely to be affected as they people they're trying to keep healthy.

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Topics: five to save, hiring, healthcare inventory, shipping, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, perpetual, jobs, healthcare workers

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting