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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

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

Labor in Healthcare's Supply Chain: A Guide to Improving Your Circumstances

5/10/2022

Working in healthcare is often threatening to the physical, mental, and financial health of its very workers.

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Topics: hiring, healthcare inventory, shortages, labor, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, medical supply chain jobs, inventory optimization, jobs, medical supply procurement, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, benefits, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation

Mental Health Of Healthcare Workers Similar To Soldiers | Five To Save

5/3/2022

The constant assaults on your mental and physical health probably aren't going to slow down anytime soon. But, hey, will free burritos help?

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Topics: newsletter, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, survey data, hiring, healthcare inventory, super heroes, coronavirus, covid-19, mental health, hospital logistics, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, healthcare workers, employee retention, benefits

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

More Than Assets and Liabilities: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 2

4/5/2022

What if you looked into a box, expecting to find a housecat, but you find a bobcat? It sounds insane, but we promise that somehow helps explain healthcare inventory optimization.

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Topics: reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, supply chain management, healthcare inventory, ppe, hospital logistics, contracting, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, materials management, inventory optimization, jobs, ongoing optimization, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, catheters

Schrödinger's Catheter: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 1

3/29/2022

You don’t actually know what’s on your shelf until you take a look at it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, ppe, hospital logistics, perpetual, medical supply procurement, consignment, schrödinger's cat, quantum mechanics, rebalancing inventory, warehouse management, periodic inventory, par inventory

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

Whiplash In Policy And Procurement Wears Healthcare Pros Out | Five To Save

2/22/2022

The news changing constantly isn't anything - if you'll pardon the phrase - new. But that's a big part of what's contributed to healthcare worker burnout in the last couple of years. How do we fight that?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, masks, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, pharmacy inventory

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