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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. 

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Labor in Healthcare's Supply Chain: A Guide to Improving Your Circumstances

5/10/2022

Working in healthcare is often threatening to the physical, mental, and financial health of its very workers.

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Topics: hiring, healthcare inventory, shortages, labor, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, medical supply chain jobs, inventory optimization, jobs, medical supply procurement, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, benefits, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation

Mental Health Of Healthcare Workers Similar To Soldiers | Five To Save

5/3/2022

The constant assaults on your mental and physical health probably aren't going to slow down anytime soon. But, hey, will free burritos help?

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Topics: newsletter, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, survey data, hiring, healthcare inventory, super heroes, coronavirus, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, healthcare workers, employee retention, benefits

Has Anything Crazy Happened In Healthcare's Supply Chain This Week? | Five To Save

4/19/2022

We've spent the last month focusing on the big-picture issues, but the news waits for no man (or cat... or pig). 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, government, buying medical supplies, failure, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, sourcing, medical supply chain tracking software, manufacturing, gloves, warehouse management

Sustainable Healthcare Starts In The Supply Chain | Five To Save

3/15/2022

It's the time of year when everybody is seeing green, so let's take a look at some recent news about how sustainable and efficient healthcare providers are (or aren't).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, top 5 list, donating medical supplies, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, awards, coronavirus, covid-19, materials management, sustainability, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, resilience, green initiatives

Whiplash In Policy And Procurement Wears Healthcare Pros Out | Five To Save

2/22/2022

The news changing constantly isn't anything - if you'll pardon the phrase - new. But that's a big part of what's contributed to healthcare worker burnout in the last couple of years. How do we fight that?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, masks, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, pharmacy inventory

You Can't Afford To Be Surprised By Supply Disruption Anymore | Five To Save

2/8/2022

Short staffing. Short supply levels. Long transit times. If healthcare providers keep treating these issues as temporary, their consequences will only last longer and recur more frequently.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, disruption, natural disasters, supplier relationships, buying medical supplies, shipping, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, materials management, manufacturing, medical supply procurement, pharmacy inventory, hospital pharmacies

Healthcare Can Mitigate Disaster If We've Prepared For It | Five To Save

1/25/2022

Whether you're in an area where things are staring to look up or have never looked grimmer, we did actually find some tools to help you deal with the current (and any future) disaster.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare, reallocation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crime in healthcare, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, loss and expiration avoidance, predictive analytics, medical devices, pharmacy inventory

Without Resources, How Will Hospitals Survive As Businesses? | Five To Save

1/18/2022

Healthcare providers can't continue to provide goods and services in exchange for money if there are no personnel to provide the services and no goods, period.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, shortages, coronavirus, covid-19, sourcing, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, human resources

Meeting Healthcare Worker Needs for the First Time | Five To Save

1/4/2022

Whether you've been away from the medical supply shelves for a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, you probably haven't been paying close attention to the news. Here's what you missed.

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Topics: supply chain management, disruption, healthcare inventory, new year, government, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, good news

How To Incentivize Improvement in Provider, Patient Behavior | Five To Save

12/14/2021

It seems pretty clear the carrot works better than the stick. But does the size of the carrot matter?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, inventory management software, five to save, disruption, predictions, data breaches, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, risk assessment, predictive analytics, psychology

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