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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. 

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

5 Questions That Will Show You A Tech Vendor's Quality

8/11/2020

You can't know everything about every emerging technology. But you can know how to evaluate a new tech vendor.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, contracts, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, machine learning, vendors, hospital logistics, contracting, education, qualifications

We're Heading For An Indefinite State Of Emergency | Five To Save

8/4/2020

Conditions aren't improving. So healthcare providers have to.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic

Z5 Inventory's Success Honored With Top Supply Chain Award

7/28/2020

Allow us to brag on ourselves for a minute.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, awards, coronavirus, covid-19

Disingenuous Action Is Worse Than No Action At All | Five To Save

7/21/2020

 

Everybody seems to agree that we ought to be supporting our healthcare workers. But not everybody seems to be doing it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mental health, hospital logistics

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