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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. 

Helping Inventory Shelves: Who's Keeping An Eye On Your Product?

12/7/2021

Medical supply shelves need their own elves. But some that are actually there to help out instead of staring at.you all the time like tiny, creepy spies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, holidays, artificial intelligence, predictions, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, christmas, medical supply procurement, risk analysis, medical inventory, predictive analytics

Everybody's Talking About Supply Chain, Nobody Knows What It Is | Five To Save

11/30/2021

You probably just spent some time hearing your friends and family use the words "supply chain," and they were probably using them incorrectly.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, inventory management system, risk assessment, omicron

Z5 Partner Hospital Successes & Other Things To Be Thankful For

11/23/2021

2021 probably hasn't turned out to be quite the year we all hoped it would, but you're probably thankful for the successes you were able to squeeze out of it - just like we are!

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, holidays, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, ppe, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner, thanksgiving

'Back To Normal' VS 'New Normal': Where Supply Chain Is Headed | Five To Save

11/16/2021

Is 2022 going to look more like 2019 or 2020? As usual, we're here to ask a silly question and provide some serious answers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, lowering healthcare costs, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, healthcare supply chain, materials management, 2021, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner

This Tool Helps Hospitals Stop Rolling The Dice On Expiring Inventory

11/9/2021

Healthcare providers are playing a dangerous game with medical supplies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, medical and surgical supplies, calculator

Diversity The Key To Surviving Supply Chain Crisis | Five To Save

11/2/2021

90% of industry leaders are aligned on their top supply chain challenges and the best means of overcoming them.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, charity, disruption, buying medical inventory, healthcare logistics, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, medical supply chain tracking software, results, diversity, polls, sustainability, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, risk analysis, resilience

'When Will Disruption End' Question Unites Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

10/26/2021

You feel like the supply chain has huge gaps and healthcare's infrastructure is deteriorating. And you're right. And - in more ways than one - you're not alone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, disruption, crime in healthcare, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, management of hospital inventory, results, masks, gloves

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