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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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What Grocery Store Innovation Does Healthcare Supply Chain Use Every Day?

6/28/2022

This week marked the forty-second birthday of a technology without which modern healthcare would be impossible.

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Topics: technology, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, medical devices, pharmacy inventory, supply chain innovation, scanning, grocery stores, barcodes, mobile inventory management, scanning devices, inventions, gs1

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

Shortages, Recalls, and Rising Cost: Healthcare's Perfect Storm | Five To Save

5/17/2022

What happens when healthcare providers and their supply chains are told that they will not be given the support that they need?

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, shortages, lowering healthcare costs, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, supply chain resiliency, product recalls, cost reduction

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

Suppliers On Life Support: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 3

4/12/2022

The pandemic impacted you as a healthcare provider almost as much as the communities where you’re providing care.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, digital supply management, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, secondary market, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, resellers, ecommerce

The Key To Effective CFO-Supply Chain Collaboration | Five To Save

3/22/2022

Consider something that might seem counterintuitive: it can actually be respectful to withhold certain data from others in your healthcare organization.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, hospital departments, interdepartmental, financial risk, business advice

Sustainable Healthcare Starts In The Supply Chain | Five To Save

3/15/2022

It's the time of year when everybody is seeing green, so let's take a look at some recent news about how sustainable and efficient healthcare providers are (or aren't).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, top 5 list, donating medical supplies, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, awards, coronavirus, covid-19, materials management, sustainability, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, resilience, green initiatives

Words VS Actions: How To Make Promoting Women in Healthcare's Supply Chain a Priority

3/8/2022

The day this blog is published is International Women's Day. It's actually okay if you didn't know that. It's not okay if you do nothing now that you do know.

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Topics: womens health, holidays, savings, improvements, survey data, employment, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management, diversity, healthcare workers, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, dei, supply chain industry salaries, representation, employee retention

Healthcare Worker Job Satisfaction: Perception VS Reality | Five to Save

3/1/2022

A certain story is being sold about healthcare workers - and even among them - relating to the state of the industry and the career prospects it provides. But just because it's widespread, does that mean it's true?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, five to save, disruption, survey data, hiring, employment, natural disasters, buying medical supplies, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, healthcare workers, loss and expiration avoidance, medical and surgical supplies

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