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. 

Avoiding Expiration: You're Not Bad At Your Job. Your Job Is Impossible.

10/5/2021

Healthcare providers set savings goals without any of the resources necessary to meet those goals. So how are supply chain managers supposed to meet their expiration avoidance goals each year?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, medical supply procurement, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance

Healthcare Industry Events: How To Connect Responsibly and Respectfully

8/24/2021

Our team is at AHRMM21 this week, but believe it or not, trade shows will not - and cannot - be the same as they always were. Not right now, and maybe not for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, savings, trade shows, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, podcasts, web series, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance

Healthcare Industry Waste Estimates Are Off By Billions

5/18/2021

Industry estimates put the amount of perfectly good medical product wasted every year around $15 Million. We think they're wrong by about $4.85 Billion.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, inventory management software, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, waste reduction, hospital supply chain, donations, case study, management of hospital inventory

Webinar Reminder: How Steward Saved $16 Million

2/16/2021

Wednesday, Feb. 17 we'll be live with Steward Health Care and Becker's Hospital Review for a webinar that's not boring. We promise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

You're Muted: How To Improve Communication Within Hospitals

2/9/2021

At the best of times, it can seem like hospital departments hardly talk to each other. And different provider facilities within the same network? Forget about it.

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Topics: inventory management software, healthcare inventory, beckers, steward health care, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory, inventory management

Hospitals Left Alone When They Need Help The Most | Five To Save

1/19/2021

It would be pretty hard to argue that the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been flawless.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system

Announcing a Webinar from Becker's, Steward, and Z5

1/12/2021

 

Sign up to find out how Steward Health Care saved $16 Million in six months.

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Topics: inventory management software, savings, excess inventory, beckers, steward health care, expiration, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sign up, webinar

How Will A New Administration Change How You Administer Healthcare? | Five To Save

11/10/2020

The United States is probably about to get a new President. That will probably impact your day-to-day very little.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, management of hospital inventory

Disingenuous Action Is Worse Than No Action At All | Five To Save

7/21/2020

 

Everybody seems to agree that we ought to be supporting our healthcare workers. But not everybody seems to be doing it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mental health, hospital logistics

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