Z5 Inventory Blog

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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. 

Are You The Whistleblower Your Organization Needs?

10/6/2020

Hospitals should be sharing more information than ever right now. Should they also be sharing more information than they are?

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Topics: communication, coverup, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory, whistleblowing

Survey and Study Results on the Coronavirus Crisis Response | Five To Save

9/29/2020

COVID-19 - and the response to it - can seem like a domino effect of unprecedented disasters. How do the facts back up - or refute - that sentiment?

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned In The Coronavirus Crisis

9/22/2020

The often-revisited metaphor of the "one weak link" causing the entire supply chain to fail was in some ways proved correct this year.

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Topics: reallocation, emergency preparedness, ppe, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

How To Communicate Plans To Your Patients and Staff | Five To Save

7/7/2020

As care delivery plans change to match changing conditions, the best supply chain and finance pros will distinguish themselves through their honest communication.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, leadership, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, personal protective equipment, honesty

Balancing Just-In-Time and Over-Preparing

5/19/2020

You don't want shortages. You don't want excess. What do you do? 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, videos, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, web series

Five To Save | How The Pandemic Hurts Hospital Employees

5/12/2020

The problem is larger than the inconvenience of putting on more protective equipment.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, patient safety, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, stress, personal protective equipment

Emergency Sourcing: Be Careful Who You Trust

5/5/2020

Too many suppliers are promising too much product that's too good to be true. So we've got some steps you can take to avoid getting burned.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

Take 5 Minutes To Learn About Emergency Sourcing

4/27/2020

We're not asking for much of your time, because you don't have much time to spare.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, youtube, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, podcasts, sourcing, take 5, web series

What Are Your Healthcare Supply Chain Concerns?

4/21/2020

Tell us your biggest fears. (Preferably inventory-related, but if you just need a shoulder to cry on, we can help with that, too.)

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Topics: inventory management software, digital supply management, logistics, healthcare inventory, carrying cost, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, fears, podcasts

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