Z5 Inventory Blog

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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. 

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.
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Recent Posts

Emergency Sourcing: Be Careful Who You Trust

5/5/2020

Too many suppliers are promising too much product that's too good to be true. So we've got some steps you can take to avoid getting burned.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

Take 5 Minutes To Learn About Emergency Sourcing

4/27/2020

We're not asking for much of your time, because you don't have much time to spare.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

What Are Your Healthcare Supply Chain Concerns?

4/21/2020

Tell us your biggest fears. (Preferably inventory-related, but if you just need a shoulder to cry on, we can help with that, too.)

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Topics: inventory management software, digital supply management, logistics, healthcare inventory, carrying cost, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, fears, podcasts

Five To Save | All (Emergency) Suppliers Are Not Created Equal

4/14/2020

We're supposed to narrow this week's news down to just five articles? Oh, boy.

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Topics: five to save, disruption, natural disasters, crime in healthcare, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, trust

FEMA Doesn't Know How Much PPE It Has. Do You?

4/7/2020

(We're asking if you know your PPE quantities, not FEMA's. Although, if you could help them, we're sure they'd appreciate it.)

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, hospital supply chain, donations, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, texas supply chain strike force

Z5 Donates To The Texas Supply Chain Strike Force

3/31/2020

We're doing everything we can to help stem the COVID-19 pandemic. And one of the things we could do was donate medical supplies to the Texas Supply Chain Strike Force.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, donations, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, texas supply chain strike force

Medical Supply Donations - How To Give & Receive

3/23/2020

The need for respirator masks and personal protective equipment is dire. But not all supply shortages or excesses are that obvious.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory management software, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, crisis prevention, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19

Five To Save | Disruption Is The Mother Of Adjustment

3/16/2020

We need lighthearted gifs now more than ever.

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Topics: charity, disruption, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19

Do You Know Where Your PPE Product Is?

3/10/2020

To help hospitals combat COVID-19, we're offering our software for free for three months to monitor personal protective equipment levels. To any hospital. To as many hospitals as need it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe

Five To Save | Let's Talk Emergency Preparedness (Again)

3/3/2020

Just because something is larger-than-life doesn't mean there's nothing you can do.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus