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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. 

5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned In The Coronavirus Crisis

9/22/2020

The often-revisited metaphor of the "one weak link" causing the entire supply chain to fail was in some ways proved correct this year.

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Topics: reallocation, emergency preparedness, ppe, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Hope For A Vaccine, But Innovate Like There Isn't One | Five To Save

9/15/2020

At the risk of sounding like we're wearing a puffy shirt, we've got to ask: "What's the deal with that coronavirus vaccine?"

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, healthcare inventory, voting, medical logistics, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, pandemic, vaccines, uncertainty

Your Emergency Supplies Might Not Be As Helpful As You Think | Five To Save

8/18/2020

Tired of talking about supplies? Tough.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, hoarding

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

Emergency Sourcing: Be Careful Who You Trust

5/5/2020

Too many suppliers are promising too much product that's too good to be true. So we've got some steps you can take to avoid getting burned.

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

Take 5 Minutes To Learn About Emergency Sourcing

4/27/2020

We're not asking for much of your time, because you don't have much time to spare.

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

What Are Your Healthcare Supply Chain Concerns?

4/21/2020

Tell us your biggest fears. (Preferably inventory-related, but if you just need a shoulder to cry on, we can help with that, too.)

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Topics: inventory management software, digital supply management, logistics, healthcare inventory, carrying cost, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, fears, podcasts

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