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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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Announcing: The 2022 Outstanding Healthcare Inventory Awards


We've got gold piggy banks to give away to the best and most innovative supply chains in the country.

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Topics: inventory management software, innovation, visibility, communication, healthcare inventory, awards, hospital supply chain, collaboration, financial risk, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation, cost reduction, certified gold, Z5 Inventory partners, piggy banks, american healthcare industry

How Healthcare Providers Set Themselves Up To Fail


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

Gaining Trust To Make Innovation Possible


We’ve all had to adapt to a new normal during COVID-19, and those of us in the healthcare supply chain have had to adapt more than most. But the real question we have to answer now is: how can we take what we’ve learned and apply it to inventory management overall?

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Topics: Z5 Reallocate, savings, innovation, steward health care, podcasts, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, materials management

How To Adopt An Innovation Mindset in Healthcare


While every other industry surges ahead in technology, strategies, and resilience, healthcare plods down its own path at a slow and steady pace. But this is one tortoise that might not make it to the finish line.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, innovation, digital supply management, disruption, leadership, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, take 5, vendors, quarantine

Z5 Inventory Hosts Expert Panel At AHRMM19


On the first day of programming for AHRMM19 - the conference for health care supply chain professionals, held this year in the San Diego Convention Center - Z5 Inventory is hosting the panel discussion “The Culture of Change: Necessary Steps to Implementing the Next Big Thing.” Panelists will provide the requirements for establishing an environment within health care organizations that fosters innovation and speeds adjustment to industry and technological trends.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, innovation, trade shows, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, year of the pig, buying medical supplies, change, panel discussion

5 Qualifications Of An Employee Who Will Actually Work


You want your organization to be successful. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be spending time reading blogs about improving your industry. Y’know, like this blog. (Please keep reading this blog.)

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, savings, innovation, improvements, digital supply management, excess inventory, disruption, cybersecurity, hiring, employment, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | You're Gonna Need A Bigger Antidote | June 11th, 2018


You might recognize some of the problems in this week's five articles, and you'll definitely recognize that the solutions will have to be pretty big.

See what surprising lessons you can learn from Walmart, Homeland Security, and - inevitably - Shark Tank.

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, gpo, walmart, shark tank, innovation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory