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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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Service Outages: An Industry Problem That Z5 Has Never Experienced

6/14/2022

Shortages. Stoppages. Service unavailability in your area. These are problems that Z5 doesn't face. See why in this guide to evaluating a reliable solution provider.

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Topics: physical inventory count, inventory valuation, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, app, improvements, disruption, customer relationship, communication, healthcare inventory, apple app store, natural disasters, inventory optimization, collaboration, medical and surgical supplies, pharmacy inventory, google play store, customer service

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

5 Steps To Improve Your Valuation Experience & Results: A New White Paper From Z5

5/24/2022

Whether they happen annually, biannually, or more often, you've always got a physical inventory valuation coming up. How's your prep going for the next one?

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, physical inventory count, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, inventory management software, savings, survey data, apple app store, case study, medical supply chain tracking software, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, medical and surgical supplies, financial risk, white papers, downloads, checklists, google play store

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

A Guide To Turning Your Pharmacy Count Into An Opportunity For Savings

2/1/2022

Pharmacies have the ability to use their inventory data to produce much more than a list of quantities and values. Whether they’re independent or part of a hospital, most pharmacies could be experiencing massive savings, but most don’t realize they already have all the resources necessary.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, drug shortages, buying medical supplies, service system for hospital inventory, cycle count, medical and surgical supplies, pharmacy inventory, pharmacies, annual inventory, hospital pharmacies, inventory count software

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

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting

Five To Save | Is Your Leadership Learning Fast Enough? Are You? | Jul 30, 2018

7/30/2018

Leadership in healthcare, like in any other business, is a race, and everyone is jockeying for a better position. 

But the thing about positions - even in the C-suite - is that anyone can have them. And if you're not constantly speeding ahead, you might get passed up by someone who is.

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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, digital supply management, c suite, leadership, survey data, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Your Inventory Is Looking A Little Sketchy

6/18/2018

Luckily we know some people who might be able to help.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, supply chain, supply chain management, inventory management software, videos, medical supply, savings, animation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

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

6/11/2018

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

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