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. 

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

Five To Save | Are You Stuck With Too Much PPE or Not Enough?

6/23/2020

The coronavirus forced US healthcare providers - and ordinary businesses - to adapt rapidly, sourcing personal protective equipment wherever they could. 

As the coronavirus moves throughout the country - dropping in some areas and peaking in others - hospitals are having to adapt rapidly all over again.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, youtube, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, fema

Your Vendors Need To Be Prepared For Your Protocols

6/16/2020

Whether it's bringing their own masks or knowing where they're free to go within the facility, any hospital partner needs to be prepared before they walk through the door.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, medical logistics, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, vendors

Five To Save | Vetting Vendors During COVID-19

6/9/2020

We thought we'd put together advice for vendors on what hospitals are requiring - and for hospitals on what they ought to require from vendors - during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, contracts, digital supply management, cybersecurity, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, vendors

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

FEMA Doesn't Know How Much PPE It Has. Do You?

4/7/2020

(We're asking if you know your PPE quantities, not FEMA's. Although, if you could help them, we're sure they'd appreciate it.)

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Topics: selling medical supplies, reallocation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, hospital supply chain, donations, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, texas supply chain strike force

Why Miracle Foundation Is The First 50 For 50 Recipient

2/24/2020

Yes, we cut our first $5000 check to charity. And we couldn't be happier about who got it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, videos, charity, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, donating medical supplies, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, 50 For 50, donations