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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. 

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

5 Technologies You Can Use To Improve Healthcare

7/9/2018

How They Work and Where To Put Them To Work

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, inventory management software, rfid, medical supply, improvements, iot, blockchain, internet of things, digital supply management, 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

Revving The App Right Up To The Red Line

5/21/2018

It may seem like it’s all fun and inventory games here at Z5, but we’re working hard all the time to make sure you have the best possible product in your hands. And to that end, let us officially unveil...
(insert trumpet sound here – but, like, a happy one, not a sad one)

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, reallocation, iOS, supply chain management, inventory management software, updates, app, redline, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | Mergers, Moves, and ... More Amazon | Mar 7th, 2018

3/7/2018
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Hi All!

Big changes continue take place in the industry at a breakneck pace. Updates are continuing to trickle in from the Amazon announcement as their intentions and potential benefits become more clear. In addition, the announcement continues to have ripple effects in the context of mergers and moves to keep up with. We are tracking it all for you! Here are our "Five To Save" articles:

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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, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Z5 Inventory Version 2.6 - iPhone Support at Last!

2/21/2018
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We have been producing the Z5 Inventory Platform and App exclusively on iPad for several years now. Finally we upped our device game with Version 2.6 to include an iPhone app. You will find all the same features you have come to know and love on the iPad, now all available to anyone with an iPhone.  

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | How Will You Handle The Forces of Disruption? | Feb 13th, 2018

2/13/2018
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Hi All!

The healthcare supply chain is facing an unprecedented amount of disruption due to new players, new technologies, and... hurricanes? We are tracking it all for you! Here are our "Five to Save" articles for the first half of February:

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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, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

How Your Physical Inventory Can Set You Up for Tremendous Savings

2/6/2018

We have a customer in the Northeast who has about a dozen hospitals. They have used Z5 Count to conduct a number of physical inventories and are very pleased with their results as well as the improvements to the overall inventory process for their staff. Like many hospitals, inventory was a means to an end. Meaning they took a count and posted a number in their financials. Once this was done, they declared victory and moved on to other projects and challenges. Does this sound familiar to you?

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, healthcare, inventory, reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | Amazon Jumps Into Healthcare | January 31st, 2018

1/31/2018
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It finally happened.  Amazon has made its intentions known by jumping into healthcare with some big-name partners. Read to find out more!

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory