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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. 

The Top 3 Monsters Making Inventory Management Scary All Year Long

10/19/2021

We've assembled our very own monster squad of the worst threats to effective healthcare inventory management. These common issues will take a bite out of your time, suck dry your budget, and generally wreak havoc on your ability to deliver your patients and communities the best possible care.

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Topics: carrying cost, halloween

Shortages Of Supplies, Staff To Worsen | Five To Save

10/12/2021

Hospitals don't have enough medical or human resources to tackle their caseloads. Which begs the question: what do they have enough of? The answer...

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, employment, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, labor, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, christmas, inventory management, masks, loss and expiration avoidance

Avoiding Expiration: You're Not Bad At Your Job. Your Job Is Impossible.

10/5/2021

Healthcare providers set savings goals without any of the resources necessary to meet those goals. So how are supply chain managers supposed to meet their expiration avoidance goals each year?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, medical supply procurement, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance

Your Hospital's Hallways Are About To Become A Lot Emptier | Five To Save

9/28/2021

Supply shortages and vaccine mandates are making healthcare employees feel unsafe. If they leave their jobs - and possibly the healthcare field overall - their hospitals will be even more strapped for resources, and their communities will be more unsafe.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, communication, shortages, buying medical supplies, labor, expiration, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain tracking software, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance

Hospitals Spend Less Time, Save More When Optimizing Medical Supplies with Z5 Inventory

9/21/2021

After analyzing years’ worth of project and customer data, we've drastically expanded the capabilities of our software in order to empower health care workers to make informed supply decisions on their own every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, digital supply management, excess inventory, press release, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital supply chain, education, service system for hospital inventory, webinar, inventory management, ongoing optimization, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance

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