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Five To Save | Your Mid-2019 Supply Chain Progress Report


The Z5 Piggy Bank is halfway done with the year. And so are you, like it or not.

It's hard to believe 2019 is halfway over. Have you met half of all your goals? Have you halfway met all of them? Or does it feel like you just got started?

That was a question that spooked us this holiday weekend. Have we done enough? How much more do we need to do? Half of the year is in the rearview, so time is officially against us. 

That's the focus of our five articles this week:  

  1. SupplyChain247 did a check of their predictions for 2019 - what's come true already, what's still coming, and what they got plain wrong. 
  2. Have you put in place a new strategy for instrument sterilization now that your options are becoming more limited? (Even though plants are claiming they'll reopen.)
  3. Consider a plan to invest in the health of your community, then start actually implementing it. Even if your plan isn't as ambitious as this $60 Million plan for Cleveland
  4. It may be the far-flung future of 2019, but patients still prefer a human diagnosis to one made by AI. 
  5. Time hasn't run out for new tech, though. Here are some tips for integrating IOT into healthcare. (And, yes, you should make sure you have a security plan in place.)


As usual, there's an extra special article exclusive to our email subscribers, so if you haven't already, jump on that now for an extra midyear gut check. 


See you in half a month. Until then, PLEASE comment below, email us, etc. Tell us what you liked. What was helpful. What you’d like to see more of. 

Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, internet of things, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, year of the pig, midyear, progress report, calendars

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.