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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. 

We're Heading For An Indefinite State Of Emergency | Five To Save

8/4/2020

Conditions aren't improving. So healthcare providers have to.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic

Z5 Inventory's Success Honored With Top Supply Chain Award

7/28/2020

Allow us to brag on ourselves for a minute.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, awards, coronavirus, covid-19

Disingenuous Action Is Worse Than No Action At All | Five To Save

7/21/2020

 

Everybody seems to agree that we ought to be supporting our healthcare workers. But not everybody seems to be doing it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mental health, hospital logistics

How To Communicate Plans To Your Patients and Staff | Five To Save

7/7/2020

As care delivery plans change to match changing conditions, the best supply chain and finance pros will distinguish themselves through their honest communication.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, leadership, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, personal protective equipment, honesty

What's Needed From Leadership in the Coronavirus Crisis

6/30/2020

True leadership isn't determined by your position or seniority. It's determined by your ability to serve as an example. And in the age of COVID-19, setting a positive example is more important than ever.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, leadership, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, stress, quarantine, deaths of despair, pandemic, mental health

Five To Save | Are You Stuck With Too Much PPE or Not Enough?

6/23/2020

The coronavirus forced US healthcare providers - and ordinary businesses - to adapt rapidly, sourcing personal protective equipment wherever they could. 

As the coronavirus moves throughout the country - dropping in some areas and peaking in others - hospitals are having to adapt rapidly all over again.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, youtube, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, fema

Five To Save | Vetting Vendors During COVID-19

6/9/2020

We thought we'd put together advice for vendors on what hospitals are requiring - and for hospitals on what they ought to require from vendors - during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, contracts, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, vendors

Improvement Is Impossible Without Admitting Your Mistakes

6/2/2020

Pretending that things can go back to the way they were - or that nothing has changed - won't help.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, Z5 Reallocate, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, transparency, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mistakes

Five To Save | Most Hospitals Won't Close. Is That Good Enough?

5/26/2020

We're pretty impressed with news organizations who have simultaneously overstated and underestimated the financial impact of COVID-19 on healthcare providers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, mergers, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5

Balancing Just-In-Time and Over-Preparing

5/19/2020

You don't want shortages. You don't want excess. What do you do? 

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