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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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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

Suppliers On Life Support: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 3

4/12/2022

The pandemic impacted you as a healthcare provider almost as much as the communities where you’re providing care.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, digital supply management, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, secondary market, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, resellers, ecommerce

The Key To Effective CFO-Supply Chain Collaboration | Five To Save

3/22/2022

Consider something that might seem counterintuitive: it can actually be respectful to withhold certain data from others in your healthcare organization.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, hospital departments, interdepartmental, financial risk, business advice

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

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

Hospitals Spend Less Time, Save More When Optimizing Medical Supplies with Z5 Inventory

9/21/2021

After analyzing years’ worth of project and customer data, we've drastically expanded the capabilities of our software in order to empower health care workers to make informed supply decisions on their own every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, digital supply management, excess inventory, press release, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital supply chain, education, service system for hospital inventory, webinar, inventory management, ongoing optimization, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: How To Save By Being More Responsible

8/10/2021

Making your normal medical inventory practices a little more sustainable is not only friendlier to the communities you serve, but to your budget, as well.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, savings, excess inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, pandemic, management of hospital inventory, inventory management, sustainability, environment, secondary market, ongoing optimization

Healthcare Industry Waste Estimates Are Off By Billions

5/18/2021

Industry estimates put the amount of perfectly good medical product wasted every year around $15 Million. We think they're wrong by about $4.85 Billion.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, inventory management software, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, waste reduction, hospital supply chain, donations, case study, management of hospital inventory

2 Million Pounds: The Annual Weight of Unused Hospital Supplies | Five To Save

4/27/2021

Vaccines are available. Hope is on the horizon. But what does that mean for "getting back to normal?" And is "normal" a good thing to get back to?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, case study, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

Announcing a Webinar from Becker's, Steward, and Z5

1/12/2021

 

Sign up to find out how Steward Health Care saved $16 Million in six months.

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Topics: inventory management software, savings, excess inventory, beckers, steward health care, expiration, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sign up, webinar

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