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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.
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Your Hospital's Hallways Are About To Become A Lot Emptier | Five To Save

9/28/2021

Supply shortages and vaccine mandates are making healthcare employees feel unsafe. If they leave their jobs - and possibly the healthcare field overall - their hospitals will be even more strapped for resources, and their communities will be more unsafe.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, communication, shortages, buying medical supplies, labor, expiration, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain tracking software, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance

Announcement: Join Carl's Talk About Expiration Avoidance at AHRMM Virtual

9/7/2021

Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt is a featured speaker at the AHRMM21+ virtual conference Wednesday, September 15.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, conferences, trade shows, healthcare inventory, supply chain groups, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Supply Chain Means There's No Such Thing As Isolation | Five To Save

8/31/2021

You don't have to be a supply chain expert to understand that nothing happens in a vacuum. The COVID-19 pandemic has helped make that increasingly clear to everyone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, shipping, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance

Statistics You Can Use To Stay Positive During a Prolonged Pandemic | Five To Save

8/17/2021

How is it that the phrase "the numbers are in" immediately conjures images of danger and doom? Can't "the numbers ever be good?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, statistics, five to save, disruption, communication, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management, masks, ongoing optimization

Cases Are Up. Staffing Is Down. Are We Due For More Healthcare Delivery Interruptions? | Five To Save

7/20/2021

Public health issues are always tricky to tackle, because the people who are supposed to be tackling them are just as likely to be affected as they people they're trying to keep healthy.

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Topics: five to save, hiring, healthcare inventory, shipping, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, perpetual, jobs, healthcare workers

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting

Opinion Poll Reveals Public Sentiment on Coronavirus, Normalcy | Five To Save

7/6/2021

America! Has opinions! How will changing opinions about the state of public health affect the people who provide that health?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, survey data, politics, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, polls

How Government Investment Is Supporting Healthcare Industry Recovery | Five To Save

6/22/2021

As the pandemic drags on, part of what's helping turn the corner for communities and the healthcare providers who serve them is the additional resources - often including cash - provided by their governments.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, investments, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, manufacturing, canada

Protecting Vulnerable Populations: Isn't That What Healthcare Is All About?

6/1/2021

In a crisis, it's healthcare providers' responsibility to take the best care of those who are in the most danger.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, womens health, hiring, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, webinar, diversity, training, inclusion

Masks, Vaccines, and Remote Work: Who Needs Them? | Five To Save

5/25/2021

Vaccination rates are going down. Testing rates are going down. Are the pandemic case numbers doing the same?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, cdc