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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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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

Healthcare Leaders Looking For Quick Savings Opportunities | Five To Save

9/1/2020

 

It's shocking that industry leadership is looking for easy wins when it comes to financial solvency.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, savings, five to save, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, steward health care, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, case study, success story

How To Adopt An Innovation Mindset in Healthcare

8/25/2020

While every other industry surges ahead in technology, strategies, and resilience, healthcare plods down its own path at a slow and steady pace. But this is one tortoise that might not make it to the finish line.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, innovation, digital supply management, disruption, leadership, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, take 5, vendors, quarantine

Your Emergency Supplies Might Not Be As Helpful As You Think | Five To Save

8/18/2020

Tired of talking about supplies? Tough.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, hoarding

5 Questions That Will Show You A Tech Vendor's Quality

8/11/2020

You can't know everything about every emerging technology. But you can know how to evaluate a new tech vendor.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, contracts, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, machine learning, vendors, hospital logistics, contracting, education, qualifications

We're Heading For An Indefinite State Of Emergency | Five To Save

8/4/2020

Conditions aren't improving. So healthcare providers have to.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic

Z5 Inventory's Success Honored With Top Supply Chain Award

7/28/2020

Allow us to brag on ourselves for a minute.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, awards, coronavirus, covid-19

How To Learn the Tech Skills Supply Chain Managers Need

7/14/2020

We get that the struggle right now is just to keep your head above water. But that can easily turn into treading water.

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Topics: technology, selling medical supplies, reallocation, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, machine learning, take 5, career advice

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

What's Needed From Leadership in the Coronavirus Crisis

6/30/2020

True leadership isn't determined by your position or seniority. It's determined by your ability to serve as an example. And in the age of COVID-19, setting a positive example is more important than ever.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, digital supply management, leadership, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, stress, quarantine, deaths of despair, pandemic, mental health