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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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Waiting Out Disruption, Plus Other Unsustainable Business Practices | Five To Save

6/1/2022

Supply chain pros are frequently obligated to deprioritize personal and professional goals to address industry shortcomings. Nowhere is that problem more frequent than healthcare.

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Topics: Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, excess inventory, disruption, survey data, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, case study, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management system, results, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, white papers

Has Anything Crazy Happened In Healthcare's Supply Chain This Week? | Five To Save

4/19/2022

We've spent the last month focusing on the big-picture issues, but the news waits for no man (or cat... or pig). 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, government, buying medical supplies, failure, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, sourcing, medical supply chain tracking software, manufacturing, gloves, warehouse management

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 Supply Chain News: The Biggest and Best of 2021

12/21/2021
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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

'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

Diversity The Key To Surviving Supply Chain Crisis | Five To Save

11/2/2021

90% of industry leaders are aligned on their top supply chain challenges and the best means of overcoming them.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, charity, disruption, buying medical inventory, healthcare logistics, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, medical supply chain tracking software, results, diversity, polls, sustainability, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, risk analysis, resilience

Hospitals Spend Less Time, Save More When Optimizing Medical Supplies with Z5 Inventory

9/21/2021

After analyzing years’ worth of project and customer data, we've drastically expanded the capabilities of our software in order to empower health care workers to make informed supply decisions on their own every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, digital supply management, excess inventory, press release, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, expiration, hospital supply chain, education, service system for hospital inventory, webinar, inventory management, ongoing optimization, ahrmm21, 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

Statistics You Can Use To Stay Positive During a Prolonged Pandemic | Five To Save

8/17/2021

How is it that the phrase "the numbers are in" immediately conjures images of danger and doom? Can't "the numbers ever be good?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, statistics, five to save, disruption, communication, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management, masks, ongoing optimization

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

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