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. 

How To Learn the Tech Skills Supply Chain Managers Need

7/14/2020

We get that the struggle right now is just to keep your head above water. But that can easily turn into treading water.

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Topics: technology, selling medical supplies, reallocation, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, machine learning, take 5, career advice

How To Communicate Plans To Your Patients and Staff | Five To Save

7/7/2020

As care delivery plans change to match changing conditions, the best supply chain and finance pros will distinguish themselves through their honest communication.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, leadership, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, personal protective equipment, honesty

What's Needed From Leadership in the Coronavirus Crisis

6/30/2020

True leadership isn't determined by your position or seniority. It's determined by your ability to serve as an example. And in the age of COVID-19, setting a positive example is more important than ever.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, leadership, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, stress, quarantine, deaths of despair, pandemic, mental health

Your Vendors Need To Be Prepared For Your Protocols

6/16/2020

Whether it's bringing their own masks or knowing where they're free to go within the facility, any hospital partner needs to be prepared before they walk through the door.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, medical logistics, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, vendors

Five To Save | Vetting Vendors During COVID-19

6/9/2020

We thought we'd put together advice for vendors on what hospitals are requiring - and for hospitals on what they ought to require from vendors - during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, contracts, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, vendors

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

Five To Save | How The Pandemic Hurts Hospital Employees

5/12/2020

The problem is larger than the inconvenience of putting on more protective equipment.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, patient safety, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, stress, personal protective equipment

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