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5 Blogs That Will Ensure Your Supply Chain Success


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You’re a hardworking professional. You don’t have time to be scrolling LinkedIn just in case something useful or educational might show up.

Good news! We’ve done all the hard work of scouring the internet for you, and we came up with five articles that give unique insight into healthcare’s supply chain. And the best part of it is: they’re all from our own Z5 Inventory archives.

Now, you may be saying to yourself, “Isn’t that a little biased?”

Yeah, of course it is. But so is everything on the internet. And we like to think that the only thing that’s biasing us is a thoroughly-researched body of work and years of experience overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of inventory.

So take our advice and give these a read.


“Consignment Is Not My Problem.” Actually, It Is.

You’re holding yourself and the people in charge of your day-to-day inventory to a high standard. But can the same be said for those in charge of your consignment? Are you integrating them into your supply chain processes? Are you watching out for fraud? Too often we’ve seen the answers to all these questions be: “No.”

Fraud is Real


5 Myths That Lead To Poor Inventory Management

We called these “myths” and not “lies you tell to make yourself feel better,” because that’s a little harsh. These are the same mistakes we’ve seen at provider after provider nationwide. So you’re ahead of the curve just by reading this blog. Wanting to improve is the most important step.

Speaking of…


Does The Data Have To Agree With You

We dove into a study on the state of the healthcare supply chain and found the results… less than complimentary, let’s say. But that’s a good thing. We all need a wake-up call every once in a while that what we’re doing isn’t working, and that what we need to be doing might be within reach.

The Z5 Piggy Bank reads a book to learn about the supply chain.


Your Inventory Is Looking A Little Sketchy

We’d be remiss if we didn’t point you toward this overview of how we can fix your inventory woes by reallocating your excess before it expires. And we illustrate the process (literally) in the form of a delightful animated video. What doesn’t a fun cartoon make better?


Five To Save

Okay, this one’s a cheat. Because the Five To Save is actually our ongoing, award-winning* collection of the best articles pertaining to healthcare and its supply chain. It’s definitely worth a look, because it’s always updated with the newest and best content perfectly tailored to you.

Hit the Subscribe button on the left of the blog to make sure you’re the first to know when the newest news arrives.


*Yes, we gave ourself the award. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still great content.


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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, medical supply, savings, improvements, digital supply management, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Alex Diamond

Written by Alex Diamond

Raised in the armpit of East Texas before escaping to the civilization of Austin, Alex is an author and former radio/podcast personality. If you ever run into him, ask him about the day he split his pants in front of the Lone Ranger.