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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. 

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

The Secret Ingredient For Efficient Supply Chain Is Efficient Clinicians

4/20/2021

If you look at healthcare's supply chain as a business, who are the customers?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, survey data, healthcare inventory, syft, buying medical supplies, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, nursing, results, inventory optimization, supply levels

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

How We Can Reduce Infection Risk to Hospital Workers | Five To Save

3/2/2021

Not to go full Buzzfeed on you, but there are a few simple ways we can make our hospitals and communities safer from COVID-19. (Number 4 will not surprise you.)

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Topics: reallocation, healthcare inventory, beckers, free advice, steward health care, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, webinar, inventory management

Webinar Reminder: How Steward Saved $16 Million

2/16/2021

Wednesday, Feb. 17 we'll be live with Steward Health Care and Becker's Hospital Review for a webinar that's not boring. We promise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

You're Muted: How To Improve Communication Within Hospitals

2/9/2021

At the best of times, it can seem like hospital departments hardly talk to each other. And different provider facilities within the same network? Forget about it.

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Topics: inventory management software, healthcare inventory, beckers, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, inventory management

Why Is The Vaccine Supply Chain Different From Any Other? | Five To Save

2/2/2021

Manufacturers can't speed up production. Shippers can't speed up distribution. Providers can't speed up vaccination. Why?

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Topics: Z5 Reallocate, five to save, healthcare inventory, beckers, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, webinar

'No More Business As Usual' - Z5 in Becker's Hospital Review

1/26/2021

"For a long time in supply chain and in healthcare, there's been a 'business as usual' mentality."

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Topics: healthcare inventory, beckers, interview, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, good news, webinar, magazine

Hospitals Left Alone When They Need Help The Most | Five To Save

1/19/2021

It would be pretty hard to argue that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been flawless.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

Beating Adversity And The Odds: Z5's 2020 Successes

12/15/2020

In a year where every little success can feel like a massive accomplishment, Z5 Inventory actually accomplished some massive things.

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Topics: charity, healthcare inventory, donating medical supplies, 2020, 50 For 50, donations, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, nonprofit