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Z5 Inventory is on a mission to help healthcare providers avoid unnecessary expense due to product expiration.  The company offers a range of software and services powered by the Z5 Inventory Platform to conduct medical supply inventories and identify slow and excess product to reallocate it before it expires.

Z5 Inventory Unveils Online Medical Supplies Store

2/12/2019

From its inception in 2014, Z5 Inventory has made its mission saving money for healthcare providers by optimizing their supply chain and eliminating product expiration. The latest effort in living up to that promise is the debut of Buy.Z5Inventory.com--the online store component of the Z5 Buy solution.

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, medical supply, healthcare inventory, Z5 Buy

Crime In Healthcare - The Bad Apples

1/28/2019

Despite the trust that the patient puts in their healthcare providers – that clinicians and other employees will only ever act with their best interests at heart – healthcare is just like any industry. Crime is perpetrated every day.

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Topics: crime in healthcare, supply chain management, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, digital supply management, crime, fraud

Five To Save | Your Hospital Is Your Business. Act Like It | Jan. 21, 2019

1/21/2019

Here's a crazy idea: running a hospital like a business.

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Topics: five to save, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, selling medical supplies, digital supply management, supplier relationships, donating medical supplies, amazon, out of stock

Five To Save | New Year, New Strategies To Keep Your Job | Jan. 7, 2019

1/7/2019

The entire healthcare landscape will change in 2019. Or at least that's what everybody keeps telling us. 

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Topics: buying medical inventory, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, healthcare inventory, digital supply management, supply chain management, five to save, 2019, new year, patient centered supply chain

The Five Best Healthcare Articles of 2018

12/17/2018

The year isn’t done yet, but as we’ve already explained, we’re over it. More and more of the workday is dominated by discussions of the office party and debates of “how ugly does a sweater have to be to qualify as an ugly sweater?”

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Topics: digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, top 5 list, 2018, whole foods, amazon, shark tank, the onion

Five To Save | What's The Deal With Mergers? | Dec. 10, 2018

12/10/2018

We're asking the hard questions at Z5 this week. Questions no one dares ask. Questions such as: "Are mergers, like, good, or...?"

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Topics: five to save, digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, medical supply, healthcare inventory, mergers, healthcare legislation

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Inventory Count Fails

12/3/2018



Z5ers of every level – from co-founders to new hires – have been on the road this week helping hospitals all over the country conduct their physical inventory counts. We’ve seen our fair share of what, exactly, makes a good inventory, y’know, good.

But maybe that’s not what you want. Maybe you want an inventory that’s slow and painful for everybody.

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Topics: digital supply management, supply chain management, buying medical inventory, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, healthcare inventory, bad advice, count sheets

Five To Save | It's Cyber Monday. Is Your Tech Up To Speed? | Nov. 26, 2018

11/26/2018

Sorry we don't have any TVs on sale for $5. But we do have some words of wisdom for free.

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Topics: digital supply management, supply chain management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply, cyber monday, free advice, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, google, five to save

How Will Healthcare Survive 2019? By Improving 5 Things.

11/20/2018

Earlier this year a team of industry experts declared, by way of the Harvard Business Review, the Death of the Supply Chain. Maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it gets the prevailing sentiment across: evolve or die.

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Topics: supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, selling medical supplies, equality, slavery, new year, transparency, waste reduction

Version 2.9 Of The Z5 App Eliminates Counting Errors

11/6/2018

Version 2.9 of the Z5 Inventory App used nationwide to conduct physical inventory counts eliminates counting errors and identifies the location of every product in healthcare facilities.

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Topics: updates, app, apple app store, supply chain management, digital supply management, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, buying medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical supply