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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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Everybody's Talking About Supply Chain, Nobody Knows What It Is | Five To Save

11/30/2021

You probably just spent some time hearing your friends and family use the words "supply chain," and they were probably using them incorrectly.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, inventory management system, risk assessment, omicron

Diversity The Key To Surviving Supply Chain Crisis | Five To Save

11/2/2021

90% of industry leaders are aligned on their top supply chain challenges and the best means of overcoming them.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, charity, disruption, buying medical inventory, healthcare logistics, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, medical supply chain tracking software, results, diversity, polls, sustainability, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, risk analysis, resilience

'When Will Disruption End' Question Unites Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

10/26/2021

You feel like the supply chain has huge gaps and healthcare's infrastructure is deteriorating. And you're right. And - in more ways than one - you're not alone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, disruption, crime in healthcare, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, management of hospital inventory, results, masks, gloves

Shortages Of Supplies, Staff To Worsen | Five To Save

10/12/2021

Hospitals don't have enough medical or human resources to tackle their caseloads. Which begs the question: what do they have enough of? The answer...

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, employment, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, labor, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, christmas, inventory management, masks, loss and expiration avoidance

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

How To Adopt An Innovation Mindset in Healthcare

8/25/2020

While every other industry surges ahead in technology, strategies, and resilience, healthcare plods down its own path at a slow and steady pace. But this is one tortoise that might not make it to the finish line.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, innovation, digital supply management, disruption, leadership, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, take 5, vendors, quarantine

Five To Save | All (Emergency) Suppliers Are Not Created Equal

4/14/2020

We're supposed to narrow this week's news down to just five articles? Oh, boy.

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Topics: five to save, disruption, natural disasters, crime in healthcare, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, trust

Five To Save | Disruption Is The Mother Of Adjustment

3/16/2020

We need lighthearted gifs now more than ever.

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Topics: charity, disruption, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19

Five To Save | One Year After We Warned You ... Did You Listen?

11/12/2019

Last fall we followed up on five topics that constantly come up in healthcare's supply chain. Now we're following up on that follow-up.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, ups, improvements, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, shipping