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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. 

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What Grocery Store Innovation Does Healthcare Supply Chain Use Every Day?

6/28/2022

This week marked the forty-second birthday of a technology without which modern healthcare would be impossible.

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Topics: technology, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, medical devices, pharmacy inventory, supply chain innovation, scanning, grocery stores, barcodes, mobile inventory management, scanning devices, inventions, gs1

'Bad News Makes You Less Productive' And Other Bad News | Five To Save

6/21/2022

We promise it's not all bad news, though!

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Topics: five to save, disruption, hiring, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, shortages, transparency, burnout, emergency preparedness, mental health, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, good news, supply chain resiliency, inventory efficiency

Effective Healthcare Organizations Require Effective Boards | Five To Save

6/7/2022

Everybody reports to somebody. But healthcare providers tend to have a skewed view on how top-down decision-making should be.

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, disruption, hiring, equality, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, medical inventory, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, business advice, benefits, governing boards

Shortages, Recalls, and Rising Cost: Healthcare's Perfect Storm | Five To Save

5/17/2022

What happens when healthcare providers and their supply chains are told that they will not be given the support that they need?

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, lowering healthcare costs, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, supply chain resiliency, product recalls, cost reduction

How Healthcare Providers Set Themselves Up To Fail

4/27/2022

So you tried to improve your healthcare supply chain. How did that go?

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Topics: inventory valuation, supply chain management, innovation, disruption, communication, healthcare inventory, lowering healthcare costs, healthcare data, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, collaboration, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, predictive analytics

Healthcare Worker Job Satisfaction: Perception VS Reality | Five to Save

3/1/2022

A certain story is being sold about healthcare workers - and even among them - relating to the state of the industry and the career prospects it provides. But just because it's widespread, does that mean it's true?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, disruption, survey data, hiring, employment, natural disasters, buying medical supplies, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, healthcare workers, loss and expiration avoidance, medical and surgical supplies

Healthcare Can Mitigate Disaster If We've Prepared For It | Five To Save

1/25/2022

Whether you're in an area where things are staring to look up or have never looked grimmer, we did actually find some tools to help you deal with the current (and any future) disaster.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare, reallocation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crime in healthcare, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, loss and expiration avoidance, predictive analytics, medical devices, pharmacy inventory

Without Resources, How Will Hospitals Survive As Businesses? | Five To Save

1/18/2022

Healthcare providers can't continue to provide goods and services in exchange for money if there are no personnel to provide the services and no goods, period.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, shortages, coronavirus, covid-19, sourcing, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, human resources

'Healthcare Heroes' Are Human Beings And Appreciate Being Treated That Way

1/11/2022

Give your healthcare workers and your community support instead of lip-service.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, savings, hiring, burnout, ppe, mental health, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, nursing, human resources, staffing

Healthcare Supply Chain News: The Biggest and Best of 2021

12/21/2021
1 Comment Written by Alex Diamond

As we've all been stretched to our breaking point this year, it seemed like a good time to offer up some of the most important articles in case you missed them. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, inventory audit, newsletter, inventory management software, five to save, digital supply management, new year, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital supply chain, healthcare supply chain, 2021, inventory management, loss and expiration avoidance, medical and surgical supplies, 2022

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