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Z5 Inventory is on a mission to help healthcare providers avoid unnecessary expense due to product expiration.  The company offers a range of software and services powered by the Z5 Inventory Platform to conduct medical supply inventories and identify slow and excess product to reallocate it before it expires.

Five To Save | What's The Deal With Mergers? | Dec. 10, 2018

12/10/2018

We're asking the hard questions at Z5 this week. Questions no one dares ask. Questions such as: "Are mergers, like, good, or...?"

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Topics: five to save, digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, medical supply, healthcare inventory, mergers, healthcare legislation

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Inventory Count Fails

12/3/2018



Z5ers of every level – from co-founders to new hires – have been on the road this week helping hospitals all over the country conduct their physical inventory counts. We’ve seen our fair share of what, exactly, makes a good inventory, y’know, good.

But maybe that’s not what you want. Maybe you want an inventory that’s slow and painful for everybody.

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Topics: digital supply management, supply chain management, buying medical inventory, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, healthcare inventory, bad advice, count sheets

Five To Save | It's Cyber Monday. Is Your Tech Up To Speed? | Nov. 26, 2018

11/26/2018

Sorry we don't have any TVs on sale for $5. But we do have some words of wisdom for free.

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Topics: digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, cyber monday, free advice, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, google, five to save

How Will Healthcare Survive 2019? By Improving 5 Things.

11/20/2018

Earlier this year a team of industry experts declared, by way of the Harvard Business Review, the Death of the Supply Chain. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it gets the prevailing sentiment across: evolve or die.

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, selling medical supplies, equality, slavery, new year, transparency, waste reduction

Five To Save | America Voted For Healthcare. What Will It Get? | Nov. 12, 2018

11/12/2018

It happened. America voted. So... now what?

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Topics: elections, voting, politics, healthcare legislation, digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, selling medical supplies, medical supply, five to save

Version 2.9 Of The Z5 App Eliminates Counting Errors

11/6/2018

Version 2.9 of the Z5 Inventory App used nationwide to conduct physical inventory counts eliminates counting errors and identifies the location of every product in healthcare facilities.

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Topics: updates, app, apple app store, supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply

Your Vote Defines Your Healthcare

11/5/2018

The Unholy Trinity of dinner table conversation: Sex, Religion, and Politics. Thank your lucky stars we’re only tackling the last one.

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, politics, voting, elections, buying medical inventory, selling medical inventory, medical supply

Five To Save | Did Oracle Solve The Healthcare Blockchain Puzzle? | Oct. 30, 2018

10/30/2018

The only answer is the most disappointing one: "Maybe?" 

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Topics: supply chain management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, digital supply management, oracle, blockchain, technology

Five To Save | Be Transparent To Be Successful | Oct. 22, 2018

10/22/2018

The more your customer can see what you're doing, the more they'll trust you. 

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Topics: lowering healthcare costs, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, healthcare supplies, mergers, five to save, customer relationship, transparency

Five To Save | The Companies, Legislation, and Lobbies You Should Watch Out For | Oct. 8, 2018

10/8/2018

Some of the big players you already know. But we guarantee you don't have your eye on one. 

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Topics: five to save, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, healthcare legislation, supply chain management, supply chain groups