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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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What Hospital Finances Will Look Like In 2023

9/20/2022

What's better than today's news? Tomorrow's news, of course, so that we can prepare for it today.

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, predictions, operating margins, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, inventory optimization, sustainability, demand modeling, climate change, predictive analytics, 2022, medical supply transparency, supply chain visibility, supply chain modeling, hospital finances

Is The Healthcare Industry Recession-Proof? | Five To Save

8/30/2022

Is your supply chain stable? Are healthcare providers immune to Betteridge's Law? These and other questions answered by this blog (and your common sense).

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Topics: supply chain management, amazon, five to save, disruption, survey data, hiring, healthcare inventory, supplier relationships, pandemic, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management, medical supply procurement, medical and surgical supplies, medical devices, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, benefits, healthcare professionals, supply chain visibility, savings goals, use cases

Healthcare CEOs Just Don't Want To Work Anymore | Five To Save

8/16/2022

Actually, with the healthcare labor market as fraught as it is right now, we could probably all use some advice on finding the jobs we want and keeping the coworkers we like.

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, disruption, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare legislation, operating margins, government, labor, hospital logistics, collaboration, climate change, hospital industry studies, ahrmm22, outstanding healthcare inventory awards, ohia

Health Systems Rate Poorly As Employers | Five To Save

7/26/2022

Hospitals have long had a monopoly on care delivery, so they've rarely had to act competitively as businesses. That's beginning to change.

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Topics: amazon, mergers, five to save, disruption, hiring, healthcare inventory, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries

Hospitals 'May Need New Ways To Measure Success' | Five To Save

7/12/2022

It's another research-survey-study data roundup this week. And because we sifted through the publications for you, it's 100% relevant.

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Topics: physical inventory count, inventory management software, five to save, visibility, disruption, survey data, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, shortages, drug shortages, healthcare data, labor, inventory optimization, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation, medical supply shortages, healthcare research, hospital industry studies

Resources Taken Away From Healthcare Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

7/5/2022

Supply shortages are frustrating. Budget cutbacks are frustrating. Long hours are frustrating. But all of those things are expected.

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Topics: newsletter, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, gloves, supply chain innovation, never events, public healthcare policy, medical supply transparency, medical supply shortages, hospital regulations

'Bad News Makes You Less Productive' And Other Bad News | Five To Save

6/21/2022

We promise it's not all bad news, though!

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Topics: five to save, disruption, hiring, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, shortages, transparency, burnout, emergency preparedness, mental health, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, good news, supply chain resiliency, inventory efficiency

Effective Healthcare Organizations Require Effective Boards | Five To Save

6/7/2022

Everybody reports to somebody. But healthcare providers tend to have a skewed view on how top-down decision-making should be.

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, disruption, hiring, equality, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, medical inventory, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, business advice, benefits, governing boards

Shortages, Recalls, and Rising Cost: Healthcare's Perfect Storm | Five To Save

5/17/2022

What happens when healthcare providers and their supply chains are told that they will not be given the support that they need?

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, lowering healthcare costs, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, supply chain resiliency, product recalls, cost reduction

Mental Health Of Healthcare Workers Similar To Soldiers | Five To Save

5/3/2022

The constant assaults on your mental and physical health probably aren't going to slow down anytime soon. But, hey, will free burritos help?

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Topics: newsletter, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, survey data, hiring, healthcare inventory, super heroes, coronavirus, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, healthcare workers, employee retention, benefits

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