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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 | 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

What Do You Know About The ASC Supply Chain?

10/5/2018

If you're our CEO, Carl, the answer is: a lot.

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, ascs, ambulatory surgical centers, beckers, interview

Why Does Healthcare Cost So Much?

10/1/2018

 

Between doctors’ exorbitant salaries; pricey high-tech gadgets; and the energy and staff needed to run a sprawling medical complex, healthcare has to cost a lot. Right?

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, selling medical supplies, lowering healthcare costs

Five To Save | They Weren't Prepared For Shortages. Are You? | Sep 24, 2018

9/24/2018

There are some things you just can't control. Your suppliers. Your government. Mother Nature herself. What you can do is: prepare for when disaster strikes.  

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Topics: five to save, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, supply chain management, natural disasters, preparation, trade war, shortages

What's The Cost of Count Sheets? Billions. Every Year.

9/17/2018

Count sheets have been a fixture of healthcare inventory for decades. And they suck.

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Topics: count sheets, technology, supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply

Five To Save | Trouble With Security? Recruiting? Expense? We Warned You. | Sep 10, 2018

9/10/2018

Hate to say "I told you so..."

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Topics: five to save, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, supply chain management

Version 2.8 Of The Z5 App Is More Efficient Than Ever

9/4/2018

 

The latest in Z5 Inventory’s regular updates to its mobile application is focused on efficiency, making the physical inventory count process for healthcare providers nationwide more even faster and more intuitive.

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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

Five To Save | The Future Of Pharma Is Female | Aug 27, 2018

8/27/2018

More than pharmaceuticals, actually, but "healthcare supply chain" doesn't flow quite as nicely.

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Topics: womens health, equality, gender, wage gap, digital supply management, medical supply, supply chain management, logistics, five to save, healthcare inventory, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory

5 Keys To Communicating Clearly In The Supply Chain

8/20/2018

Whether you’re talking to your suppliers, staff, clinicians, or customers, the nuts and bolts of communication are the same.

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Topics: squirrels, communication, erp, crm, feedback, customer relationship, patients, basecamp, slack, digital supply management, supply chain management, buying medical inventory, medical supply, selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory

Five To Save | How Close Is Healthcare To A Terminator Apocalypse? | Aug 14, 2018

8/14/2018

The machines are taking over the world. It's just a matter of time. We're all on the same page about that, right?

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Topics: terminator, james cameron, healthcare, supply chain management, digital supply management, robotics, artificial intelligence, five to save, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply