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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.
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Z5 Partner Hospital Successes & Other Things To Be Thankful For

11/23/2021

2021 probably hasn't turned out to be quite the year we all hoped it would, but you're probably thankful for the successes you were able to squeeze out of it - just like we are!

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, holidays, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, ppe, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner, thanksgiving

'When Will Disruption End' Question Unites Supply Chain Workers | Five To Save

10/26/2021

You feel like the supply chain has huge gaps and healthcare's infrastructure is deteriorating. And you're right. And - in more ways than one - you're not alone.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, disruption, crime in healthcare, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, management of hospital inventory, results, masks, gloves

Your Hospital's Hallways Are About To Become A Lot Emptier | Five To Save

9/28/2021

Supply shortages and vaccine mandates are making healthcare employees feel unsafe. If they leave their jobs - and possibly the healthcare field overall - their hospitals will be even more strapped for resources, and their communities will be more unsafe.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, communication, shortages, buying medical supplies, labor, expiration, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, vaccines, medical supply chain tracking software, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: Improving Outcomes By Operating As Normal

7/27/2021

Let's face it: healthcare creates a lot of waste. Hospitals throw a lot away. And we're not just talking about the excess medical supplies that are thrown away before they're even used (even though that's a huge problem).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, buying medical supplies, ppe, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, management of hospital inventory, sustainability, pollution

Marking To Market: The PPE Struggle No One Is Talking About

7/13/2021

Hospitals' records of their PPE supplies are only accurate if their pricing is updated.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory valuation, reallocation, buying medical inventory, healthcare supplies, healthcare logistics, price is right, expiration, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, mark to market, accounting

Opinion Poll Reveals Public Sentiment on Coronavirus, Normalcy | Five To Save

7/6/2021

America! Has opinions! How will changing opinions about the state of public health affect the people who provide that health?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, digital supply management, survey data, politics, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, pandemic, polls

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

Reaching A Vaccination And Supply Turning Point | Five To Save

5/11/2021

We could see a massive drop-off in COVID-19 cases by July as long as there isn't a massive drop-off in the pace of vaccinations.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, inventory optimization, india, outbreak

'No More Business As Usual' - Z5 in Becker's Hospital Review

1/26/2021

"For a long time in supply chain and in healthcare, there's been a 'business as usual' mentality."

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Topics: healthcare inventory, beckers, interview, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, good news, webinar, magazine