Z5 Inventory Blog

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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. 

How To Communicate Plans To Your Patients and Staff | Five To Save

7/7/2020

As care delivery plans change to match changing conditions, the best supply chain and finance pros will distinguish themselves through their honest communication.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, leadership, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, personal protective equipment, honesty

What's Needed From Leadership in the Coronavirus Crisis

6/30/2020

True leadership isn't determined by your position or seniority. It's determined by your ability to serve as an example. And in the age of COVID-19, setting a positive example is more important than ever.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, leadership, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, stress, quarantine, deaths of despair, pandemic, mental health

Improvement Is Impossible Without Admitting Your Mistakes

6/2/2020

Pretending that things can go back to the way they were - or that nothing has changed - won't help.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, Z5 Reallocate, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, transparency, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mistakes

Balancing Just-In-Time and Over-Preparing

5/19/2020

You don't want shortages. You don't want excess. What do you do? 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, videos, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, web series

Five To Save | How The Pandemic Hurts Hospital Employees

5/12/2020

The problem is larger than the inconvenience of putting on more protective equipment.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, patient safety, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, stress, personal protective equipment

Emergency Sourcing: Be Careful Who You Trust

5/5/2020

Too many suppliers are promising too much product that's too good to be true. So we've got some steps you can take to avoid getting burned.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

Take 5 Minutes To Learn About Emergency Sourcing

4/27/2020

We're not asking for much of your time, because you don't have much time to spare.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

What Are Your Healthcare Supply Chain Concerns?

4/21/2020

Tell us your biggest fears. (Preferably inventory-related, but if you just need a shoulder to cry on, we can help with that, too.)

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Topics: inventory management software, digital supply management, logistics, healthcare inventory, carrying cost, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, fears, podcasts

FEMA Doesn't Know How Much PPE It Has. Do You?

4/7/2020

(We're asking if you know your PPE quantities, not FEMA's. Although, if you could help them, we're sure they'd appreciate it.)

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, hospital supply chain, donations, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, texas supply chain strike force

Z5 Donates To The Texas Supply Chain Strike Force

3/31/2020

We're doing everything we can to help stem the COVID-19 pandemic. And one of the things we could do was donate medical supplies to the Texas Supply Chain Strike Force.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, donations, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, texas supply chain strike force