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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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More Than Assets and Liabilities: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 2

4/5/2022

What if you looked into a box, expecting to find a housecat, but you find a bobcat? It sounds insane, but we promise that somehow helps explain healthcare inventory optimization.

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Topics: reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, supply chain management, healthcare inventory, ppe, hospital logistics, contracting, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, materials management, inventory optimization, jobs, ongoing optimization, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, catheters

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

You Can't Afford To Be Surprised By Supply Disruption Anymore | Five To Save

2/8/2022

Short staffing. Short supply levels. Long transit times. If healthcare providers keep treating these issues as temporary, their consequences will only last longer and recur more frequently.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, disruption, natural disasters, supplier relationships, buying medical supplies, shipping, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, materials management, manufacturing, medical supply procurement, pharmacy inventory, hospital pharmacies

'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

Gaining Trust To Make Innovation Possible

10/20/2020

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

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