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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.
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Shortages Of Supplies, Staff To Worsen | Five To Save

10/12/2021

Hospitals don't have enough medical or human resources to tackle their caseloads. Which begs the question: what do they have enough of? The answer...

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, employment, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, labor, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, christmas, inventory management, masks, loss and expiration avoidance

Avoiding Expiration: You're Not Bad At Your Job. Your Job Is Impossible.

10/5/2021

Healthcare providers set savings goals without any of the resources necessary to meet those goals. So how are supply chain managers supposed to meet their expiration avoidance goals each year?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, medical supply procurement, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance

How Do You Choose What Healthcare Communication To Trust? | Five To Save

9/14/2021

The common wisdom is not to trust anything you read on the internet. Which doesn't seem all that wise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, webinar, inventory optimization, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Staying Healthy, Stocked, and Secure: Supply Chain Pros Have To Manage It All | Five To Save

8/3/2021

Everybody has been affected by endangered health, supply chain disruptions, and struggling to meet ever-evolving digital standards. But only healthcare supply chain pros have had to find solutions for it all.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, risk management

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting

Protecting Vulnerable Populations: Isn't That What Healthcare Is All About?

6/1/2021

In a crisis, it's healthcare providers' responsibility to take the best care of those who are in the most danger.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, womens health, hiring, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, webinar, diversity, training, inclusion

What Will Make People Take The Pandemic Seriously? | Five To Save

12/8/2020

The numbers are in, and they're abysmal.

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Topics: newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

The Importance Of Infection Prevention in Every Facility

9/8/2020

Over the last few weeks we've been collecting advice from experts about what organizations - from hospitals to offices to schools - should be doing to prevent the spread of infection.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, digital supply management, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, podcasts, take 5, infection prevention, onsite, guests

Healthcare Leaders Looking For Quick Savings Opportunities | Five To Save

9/1/2020

 

It's shocking that industry leadership is looking for easy wins when it comes to financial solvency.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, savings, five to save, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, steward health care, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, case study, success story

How To Adopt An Innovation Mindset in Healthcare

8/25/2020

While every other industry surges ahead in technology, strategies, and resilience, healthcare plods down its own path at a slow and steady pace. But this is one tortoise that might not make it to the finish line.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, innovation, digital supply management, disruption, leadership, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, take 5, vendors, quarantine