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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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Suppliers On Life Support: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 3

4/12/2022

The pandemic impacted you as a healthcare provider almost as much as the communities where you’re providing care.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, digital supply management, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, secondary market, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, resellers, ecommerce

More Than Assets and Liabilities: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 2

4/5/2022

What if you looked into a box, expecting to find a housecat, but you find a bobcat? It sounds insane, but we promise that somehow helps explain healthcare inventory optimization.

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Topics: reallocation, Z5 Reallocate, supply chain management, healthcare inventory, ppe, hospital logistics, contracting, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, materials management, inventory optimization, jobs, ongoing optimization, schrödinger's cat, rebalancing inventory, catheters

Sustainable Healthcare Starts In The Supply Chain | Five To Save

3/15/2022

It's the time of year when everybody is seeing green, so let's take a look at some recent news about how sustainable and efficient healthcare providers are (or aren't).

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, disruption, healthcare inventory, waste reduction, top 5 list, donating medical supplies, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, awards, coronavirus, covid-19, materials management, sustainability, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, resilience, green initiatives

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

A Guide To Turning Your Pharmacy Count Into An Opportunity For Savings

2/1/2022

Pharmacies have the ability to use their inventory data to produce much more than a list of quantities and values. Whether they’re independent or part of a hospital, most pharmacies could be experiencing massive savings, but most don’t realize they already have all the resources necessary.

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Topics: physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, drug shortages, buying medical supplies, service system for hospital inventory, cycle count, medical and surgical supplies, pharmacy inventory, pharmacies, annual inventory, hospital pharmacies, inventory count software

Healthcare Can Mitigate Disaster If We've Prepared For It | Five To Save

1/25/2022

Whether you're in an area where things are staring to look up or have never looked grimmer, we did actually find some tools to help you deal with the current (and any future) disaster.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, healthcare, reallocation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, crime in healthcare, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, loss and expiration avoidance, predictive analytics, medical devices, pharmacy inventory

Without Resources, How Will Hospitals Survive As Businesses? | Five To Save

1/18/2022

Healthcare providers can't continue to provide goods and services in exchange for money if there are no personnel to provide the services and no goods, period.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, shortages, coronavirus, covid-19, sourcing, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, human resources

'Healthcare Heroes' Are Human Beings And Appreciate Being Treated That Way

1/11/2022

Give your healthcare workers and your community support instead of lip-service.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, savings, hiring, burnout, ppe, mental health, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, nursing, human resources, staffing

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

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

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