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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. 

Helping Inventory Shelves: Who's Keeping An Eye On Your Product?

12/7/2021

Medical supply shelves need their own elves. But some that are actually there to help out instead of staring at.you all the time like tiny, creepy spies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, holidays, artificial intelligence, predictions, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, christmas, medical supply procurement, risk analysis, medical inventory, predictive analytics

Z5 Partner Hospital Successes & Other Things To Be Thankful For

11/23/2021

2021 probably hasn't turned out to be quite the year we all hoped it would, but you're probably thankful for the successes you were able to squeeze out of it - just like we are!

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, holidays, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, ppe, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner, thanksgiving

'Back To Normal' VS 'New Normal': Where Supply Chain Is Headed | Five To Save

11/16/2021

Is 2022 going to look more like 2019 or 2020? As usual, we're here to ask a silly question and provide some serious answers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, lowering healthcare costs, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, healthcare supply chain, materials management, 2021, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner

This Tool Helps Hospitals Stop Rolling The Dice On Expiring Inventory

11/9/2021

Healthcare providers are playing a dangerous game with medical supplies.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, medical and surgical supplies, calculator

'When Will Disruption End' Question Unites Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

10/26/2021

You feel like the supply chain has huge gaps and healthcare's infrastructure is deteriorating. And you're right. And - in more ways than one - you're not alone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, disruption, crime in healthcare, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, management of hospital inventory, results, masks, gloves

Announcement: Join Carl's Talk About Expiration Avoidance at AHRMM Virtual

9/7/2021

Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt is a featured speaker at the AHRMM21+ virtual conference Wednesday, September 15.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, conferences, trade shows, healthcare inventory, supply chain groups, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: Improving Outcomes By Operating As Normal

7/27/2021

Let's face it: healthcare creates a lot of waste. Hospitals throw a lot away. And we're not just talking about the excess medical supplies that are thrown away before they're even used (even though that's a huge problem).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sustainability, pollution

How To Make A Healthcare Initiative Successful (Spoiler: It's Collaboration) | Five To Save

6/8/2021

Say you want to train everyone at a hospital on a best practice or keep them informed on what you're doing so that they can help. You probably won't succeed if you keep your ideas to yourself.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, healthcare legislation, donating medical supplies, government, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, collaboration

Reaching A Vaccination And Supply Turning Point | Five To Save

5/11/2021

We could see a massive drop-off in COVID-19 cases by July as long as there isn't a massive drop-off in the pace of vaccinations.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, india, outbreak

New Tech Trends Changing The Healthcare Industry During COVID-19

5/4/2021

It’s typical for improvements to the healthcare industry to be filed under “wouldn’t that be nice,” but being on the front line of the coronavirus crisis has bumped up some technological improvements to “how do we get that implemented yesterday.” We’ve once again teamed up with our friends at Career Karma to examine a few tech trends changing the healthcare industry, particularly with regard to COVID-19 response.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, education, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system