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

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

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

Medical Supply Donations - How To Give & Receive

3/23/2020

The need for respirator masks and personal protective equipment is dire. But not all supply shortages or excesses are that obvious.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, inventory management software, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, crisis prevention, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19

Five To Save | Can You Throw Away Five Days A Year?

2/11/2020

You probably couldn't afford to get one day behind, let alone five. Because you've got enough going on at work to distract you.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, hospital supply chain

What Z5 Inventory Accomplished In The Year Of The Pig

1/21/2020

If somehow we failed to make you aware, for the past twelve months, you've been living in the Year of the Pig. But that's coming to an end.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain, reallocation, healthcare inventory, donating medical supplies, year of the pig, buying medical supplies, cherish uganda, steward health care, project cure, centura, bon secours mercy

Z5 Inventory Unveils Online Medical Supplies Store

2/12/2019

From its inception in 2014, Z5 Inventory has made its mission saving money for healthcare providers by optimizing their supply chain and eliminating product expiration. The latest effort in living up to that promise is the debut of Buy.Z5Inventory.com--the online store component of the Z5 Buy solution.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, Z5 Buy

Crime In Healthcare - Hackers Want You To Stay Ignorant

2/11/2019

Cybersecurity, hacking, breaches – whatever you want to call it, we’ve talked about it before. We’ll talk about it again. Why? Because it keeps being a problem.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, cybersecurity, buying medical inventory, transparency, crime, crime in healthcare, data breaches, healthcare data

Crime In Healthcare - The Bad Apples

1/28/2019

Despite the trust that the patient puts in their healthcare providers – that clinicians and other employees will only ever act with their best interests at heart – healthcare is just like any industry. Crime is perpetrated every day.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, crime, fraud, crime in healthcare

Five To Save | Your Hospital Is Your Business. Act Like It | Jan. 21, 2019

1/21/2019

Here's a crazy idea: running a hospital like a business.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, amazon, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, donating medical supplies, out of stock, supplier relationships