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Has Anything Crazy Happened In Healthcare's Supply Chain This Week? | Five To Save

4/19/2022

We've spent the last month focusing on the big-picture issues, but the news waits for no man (or cat... or pig). 

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, government, buying medical supplies, failure, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, sourcing, medical supply chain tracking software, manufacturing, gloves, warehouse management

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

Schrödinger's Catheter: How To Rebalance Healthcare's Supply Chain, Part 1

3/29/2022

You don’t actually know what’s on your shelf until you take a look at it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, disruption, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, ppe, hospital logistics, perpetual, medical supply procurement, consignment, schrödinger's cat, quantum mechanics, rebalancing inventory, warehouse management, periodic inventory, par inventory

The Key To Effective CFO-Supply Chain Collaboration | Five To Save

3/22/2022

Consider something that might seem counterintuitive: it can actually be respectful to withhold certain data from others in your healthcare organization.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, excess inventory, healthcare inventory, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, inventory optimization, collaboration, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, hospital departments, interdepartmental, financial risk, business advice

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

Whiplash In Policy And Procurement Wears Healthcare Pros Out | Five To Save

2/22/2022

The news changing constantly isn't anything - if you'll pardon the phrase - new. But that's a big part of what's contributed to healthcare worker burnout in the last couple of years. How do we fight that?

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Topics: selling medical inventory, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, government, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, pandemic, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, masks, medical supply procurement, loss and expiration avoidance, pharmacy inventory

Welcome Livingston Inventory Services to the Z5 Inventory Family

2/15/2022

With the acquisition of Livingston Inventory Services, more than forty new healthcare facilities will now be able to conduct supply chain management tasks using the award-winning inventory optimization solutions available from Z5 Inventory.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, mergers, digital supply management, press release, buying medical supplies, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, free trial, inventory optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, 2022, staffing, acquisitions, announcements

You Can't Afford To Be Surprised By Supply Disruption Anymore | Five To Save

2/8/2022

Short staffing. Short supply levels. Long transit times. If healthcare providers keep treating these issues as temporary, their consequences will only last longer and recur more frequently.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, disruption, natural disasters, supplier relationships, buying medical supplies, shipping, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, hospital logistics, materials management, manufacturing, medical supply procurement, pharmacy inventory, hospital pharmacies

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

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