Z5 Inventory Blog

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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. 

Healthcare Industry Events: How To Connect Responsibly and Respectfully

8/24/2021

Our team is at AHRMM21 this week, but believe it or not, trade shows will not - and cannot - be the same as they always were. Not right now, and maybe not for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, savings, trade shows, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, podcasts, web series, webinar, ahrmm, 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

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

Hospitals Stocked Up. Now Billions Will Be Thrown Away.

4/6/2021

Currently the health care industry isn’t headed for a cliff. It’s hanging over the edge by a single finger.

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Topics: reallocation, healthcare inventory, beckers, steward health care, expiration, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, rock climbing

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

Coloring Outside The Lines During A Crisis | Five To Save

10/27/2020

In addition to the serious news of the week, we're also bringing you a goofy way to distract yourself for five minutes. What a deal!

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Topics: five to save, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, expiration, take 5, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Are These The Most Expired Medical Supplies In America?

1/7/2020

Welcome to the first-ever Most Expired Awards, where we honor the products that have been sitting on hospital shelves the longest.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, awards, carrying cost, patient safety

The Best Emergency Response Is Emergency Preparation

9/9/2019

Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. They're attention-grabbing, especially for healthcare providers. But there are less obvious emergencies that deserve your attention.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, natural disasters, preparation, hurricanes, expiration