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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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What Hospital Finances Will Look Like In 2023

9/20/2022

What's better than today's news? Tomorrow's news, of course, so that we can prepare for it today.

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, predictions, operating margins, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, inventory optimization, sustainability, demand modeling, climate change, predictive analytics, 2022, medical supply transparency, supply chain visibility, supply chain modeling, hospital finances

Resources Taken Away From Healthcare Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

7/5/2022

Supply shortages are frustrating. Budget cutbacks are frustrating. Long hours are frustrating. But all of those things are expected.

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Topics: newsletter, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, gloves, supply chain innovation, never events, public healthcare policy, medical supply transparency, medical supply shortages, hospital regulations

Effective Healthcare Organizations Require Effective Boards | Five To Save

6/7/2022

Everybody reports to somebody. But healthcare providers tend to have a skewed view on how top-down decision-making should be.

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, disruption, hiring, equality, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, medical inventory, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, business advice, benefits, governing boards

Waiting Out Disruption, Plus Other Unsustainable Business Practices | Five To Save

6/1/2022

Supply chain pros are frequently obligated to deprioritize personal and professional goals to address industry shortcomings. Nowhere is that problem more frequent than healthcare.

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Topics: Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, excess inventory, disruption, survey data, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, case study, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management system, results, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, white papers

Shortages, Recalls, and Rising Cost: Healthcare's Perfect Storm | Five To Save

5/17/2022

What happens when healthcare providers and their supply chains are told that they will not be given the support that they need?

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, lowering healthcare costs, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, supply chain resiliency, product recalls, cost reduction

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

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