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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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If It's Inventory, You Should Manage It: How To Improve Your Hospital Supply Chain

9/27/2022

This is a surprisingly controversial statement - particularly within healthcare providers - but we stand by it: supply chain management should be managing all supplies. Here’s why…

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, hospital supply chain, materials management, inventory management, loss and expiration avoidance, medical devices, pharmacy inventory, hospital pharmacies, hospital departments, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation, supply chain visibility, subject matter experts

Time To Get The (Wrong) Data Out Of Your Annual Inventory Valuation

8/23/2022

Fall coming probably means that you have a giant physical inventory project coming, too. Just between friends, though, you're probably doing it wrong.

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, physical inventory count, inventory valuation, reallocation, healthcare inventory, steward health care, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, accounting, pharmacy inventory, annual inventory, hospital pharmacies, inventory count software, business advice, supply chain resiliency, white papers, mobile inventory management, fiscal year end, reverse logistics, cfo, supply chain visibility

Outstanding Healthcare Inventory Awards 2022 - Announcing the Winners

8/9/2022

Congratulations to all the healthcare supply chain organizations and professionals whose innovation and excellence earned them a spot among the nation's best and most efficient.

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, physical inventory count, reallocation, supply chain management, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, steward health care, awards, cycle count, inventory optimization, supply chain innovation, customer service, medical supply transparency, Z5 Inventory partners, outstanding healthcare inventory awards, ohia

What Grocery Store Innovation Does Healthcare Supply Chain Use Every Day?

6/28/2022

This week marked the forty-second birthday of a technology without which modern healthcare would be impossible.

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Topics: technology, reallocation, inventory management software, healthcare inventory, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, new platform, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, medical devices, pharmacy inventory, supply chain innovation, scanning, grocery stores, barcodes, mobile inventory management, scanning devices, inventions, gs1

Service Outages: An Industry Problem That Z5 Has Never Experienced

6/14/2022

Shortages. Stoppages. Service unavailability in your area. These are problems that Z5 doesn't face. See why in this guide to evaluating a reliable solution provider.

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Topics: physical inventory count, inventory valuation, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, app, improvements, disruption, customer relationship, communication, healthcare inventory, apple app store, natural disasters, inventory optimization, collaboration, medical and surgical supplies, pharmacy inventory, google play store, customer service

Effective Healthcare Organizations Require Effective Boards | Five To Save

6/7/2022

Everybody reports to somebody. But healthcare providers tend to have a skewed view on how top-down decision-making should be.

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, disruption, hiring, equality, healthcare inventory, shortages, government, coronavirus, covid-19, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain jobs, jobs, medical inventory, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, business advice, benefits, governing boards

Waiting Out Disruption, Plus Other Unsustainable Business Practices | Five To Save

6/1/2022

Supply chain pros are frequently obligated to deprioritize personal and professional goals to address industry shortcomings. Nowhere is that problem more frequent than healthcare.

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Topics: Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, excess inventory, disruption, survey data, healthcare inventory, natural disasters, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, career advice, case study, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management system, results, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, white papers

5 Steps To Improve Your Valuation Experience & Results: A New White Paper From Z5

5/24/2022

Whether they happen annually, biannually, or more often, you've always got a physical inventory valuation coming up. How's your prep going for the next one?

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, physical inventory count, Z5 Count Software, inventory valuation, reallocation, inventory management software, savings, survey data, apple app store, case study, medical supply chain tracking software, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, medical and surgical supplies, financial risk, white papers, downloads, checklists, google play store

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

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