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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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'Bad News Makes You Less Productive' And Other Bad News | Five To Save

6/21/2022

We promise it's not all bad news, though!

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Topics: five to save, disruption, hiring, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, shortages, transparency, burnout, emergency preparedness, mental health, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, good news, supply chain resiliency, inventory efficiency

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

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

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

Five To Save | All (Emergency) Suppliers Are Not Created Equal

4/14/2020

We're supposed to narrow this week's news down to just five articles? Oh, boy.

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Topics: five to save, disruption, natural disasters, crime in healthcare, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, trust

Five To Save | Disruption Is The Mother Of Adjustment

3/16/2020

We need lighthearted gifs now more than ever.

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Topics: charity, disruption, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19

Do You Know Where Your PPE Product Is?

3/10/2020

To help hospitals combat COVID-19, we're offering our software for free for three months to monitor personal protective equipment levels. To any hospital. To as many hospitals as need it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, natural disasters, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe

Five To Save | Let's Talk Emergency Preparedness (Again)

3/3/2020

Just because something is larger-than-life doesn't mean there's nothing you can do.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, buying medical supplies, emergency preparedness, coronavirus

The Best Emergency Response Is Emergency Preparation

9/9/2019

Hurricanes. Fires. Earthquakes. They're attention-grabbing, especially for healthcare providers. But there are less obvious emergencies that deserve your attention.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, natural disasters, preparation, hurricanes, expiration

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