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Everybody's Talking About Supply Chain, Nobody Knows What It Is | Five To Save

11/30/2021

You probably just spent some time hearing your friends and family use the words "supply chain," and they were probably using them incorrectly.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, inventory management system, risk assessment, omicron

'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

Shortages Of Supplies, Staff To Worsen | Five To Save

10/12/2021

Hospitals don't have enough medical or human resources to tackle their caseloads. Which begs the question: what do they have enough of? The answer...

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, employment, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, labor, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, christmas, inventory management, masks, loss and expiration avoidance

How Government Investment Is Supporting Healthcare Industry Recovery | Five To Save

6/22/2021

As the pandemic drags on, part of what's helping turn the corner for communities and the healthcare providers who serve them is the additional resources - often including cash - provided by their governments.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, investments, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, manufacturing, canada

How To Make A Healthcare Initiative Successful (Spoiler: It's Collaboration) | Five To Save

6/8/2021

Say you want to train everyone at a hospital on a best practice or keep them informed on what you're doing so that they can help. You probably won't succeed if you keep your ideas to yourself.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, five to save, healthcare legislation, donating medical supplies, government, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, service system for hospital inventory, collaboration

Masks, Vaccines, and Remote Work: Who Needs Them? | Five To Save

5/25/2021

Vaccination rates are going down. Testing rates are going down. Are the pandemic case numbers doing the same?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, vaccines, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, masks, cdc

What Will Make People Take The Pandemic Seriously? | Five To Save

12/8/2020

The numbers are in, and they're abysmal.

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Topics: newsletter, supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

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

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

Five To Save | You Have The Power! Redefine Your Bottom Line | May 28, 2018

5/29/2018

You've got more in common with He-Man than you may think.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, amazon, medical supply, he man, hlth 2018, whole foods, contracts, five to save, trade shows, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory