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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

Without Resources, How Will Hospitals Survive As Businesses? | Five To Save

1/18/2022

Healthcare providers can't continue to provide goods and services in exchange for money if there are no personnel to provide the services and no goods, period.

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, five to save, disruption, shortages, coronavirus, covid-19, sourcing, hospital logistics, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, demand modeling, medical supply procurement, human resources

'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

Meeting Healthcare Worker Needs for the First Time | Five To Save

1/4/2022

Whether you've been away from the medical supply shelves for a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, you probably haven't been paying close attention to the news. Here's what you missed.

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Topics: supply chain management, disruption, healthcare inventory, new year, government, coronavirus, covid-19, hospital logistics, vaccines, good news

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

Z5 Partner Hospital Successes & Other Things To Be Thankful For

11/23/2021

2021 probably hasn't turned out to be quite the year we all hoped it would, but you're probably thankful for the successes you were able to squeeze out of it - just like we are!

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, holidays, top 5 list, buying medical supplies, ppe, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, 2021, medical supply procurement, risk management, loss and expiration avoidance, risk analysis, risk assessment, gartner, thanksgiving

'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

Diversity The Key To Surviving Supply Chain Crisis | Five To Save

11/2/2021

90% of industry leaders are aligned on their top supply chain challenges and the best means of overcoming them.

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Topics: selling medical supplies, supply chain management, charity, disruption, buying medical inventory, healthcare logistics, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, medical supply chain tracking software, results, diversity, polls, sustainability, loss and expiration avoidance, climate change, risk analysis, resilience

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