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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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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

Words VS Actions: How To Make Promoting Women in Healthcare's Supply Chain a Priority

3/8/2022

The day this blog is published is International Women's Day. It's actually okay if you didn't know that. It's not okay if you do nothing now that you do know.

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Topics: womens health, holidays, savings, improvements, survey data, employment, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management, diversity, healthcare workers, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, healthcare industry salaries, dei, supply chain industry salaries, representation, employee retention

'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

'Back To Normal' VS 'New Normal': Where Supply Chain Is Headed | Five To Save

11/16/2021

Is 2022 going to look more like 2019 or 2020? As usual, we're here to ask a silly question and provide some serious answers.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, lowering healthcare costs, free advice, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, 2020, hospital supply chain, healthcare supply chain, materials management, 2021, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner

How Do You Choose What Healthcare Communication To Trust? | Five To Save

9/14/2021

The common wisdom is not to trust anything you read on the internet. Which doesn't seem all that wise.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, five to save, communication, healthcare inventory, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, webinar, inventory optimization, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Announcement: Join Carl's Talk About Expiration Avoidance at AHRMM Virtual

9/7/2021

Z5 Inventory CEO Carl Natenstedt is a featured speaker at the AHRMM21+ virtual conference Wednesday, September 15.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, savings, conferences, trade shows, healthcare inventory, supply chain groups, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance, virtual conferences

Healthcare Industry Events: How To Connect Responsibly and Respectfully

8/24/2021

Our team is at AHRMM21 this week, but believe it or not, trade shows will not - and cannot - be the same as they always were. Not right now, and maybe not for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, savings, trade shows, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, podcasts, web series, webinar, ahrmm, ahrmm21, loss and expiration avoidance

The Surprisingly Low Cost of Sustainability: How To Save By Being More Responsible

8/10/2021

Making your normal medical inventory practices a little more sustainable is not only friendlier to the communities you serve, but to your budget, as well.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, savings, excess inventory, buying medical supplies, expiration, pandemic, management of hospital inventory, inventory management, sustainability, environment, secondary market, ongoing optimization

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