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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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If It's Inventory, You Should Manage It: How To Improve Your Hospital Supply Chain


This is a surprisingly controversial statement - particularly within healthcare providers - but we stand by it: supply chain management should be managing all supplies. Here’s why…

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Topics: reallocation, supply chain management, healthcare inventory, medical logistics, hospital supply chain, materials management, inventory management, loss and expiration avoidance, medical devices, pharmacy inventory, hospital pharmacies, hospital departments, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation, supply chain visibility, subject matter experts

What Hospital Finances Will Look Like In 2023


What's better than today's news? Tomorrow's news, of course, so that we can prepare for it today.

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Topics: supply chain management, five to save, healthcare inventory, predictions, operating margins, hospital supply chain, coronavirus, covid-19, inventory optimization, sustainability, demand modeling, climate change, predictive analytics, 2022, medical supply transparency, supply chain visibility, supply chain modeling, hospital finances

5 Steps To Insuring Your Inventory Initiative’s Success


We’re publishing this article in collaboration with our friends at VUEMED, who have encountered the same obstacles we have when trying to implement a new program at a healthcare facility.

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Topics: technology, supply chain management, rfid, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, top 5 list, hospital logistics, medical supply chain tracking software, inventory optimization, collaboration, ongoing optimization, loss and expiration avoidance, 2022, pharmacy inventory, supply chain resiliency, supply chain innovation, checklists, scanning devices, supply chain visibility, vuemed, how to

Is The Healthcare Industry Recession-Proof? | Five To Save


Is your supply chain stable? Are healthcare providers immune to Betteridge's Law? These and other questions answered by this blog (and your common sense).

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Topics: supply chain management, amazon, five to save, disruption, survey data, hiring, healthcare inventory, supplier relationships, pandemic, medical supply chain jobs, inventory management, medical supply procurement, medical and surgical supplies, medical devices, healthcare industry salaries, supply chain industry salaries, benefits, healthcare professionals, supply chain visibility, savings goals, use cases

Time To Get The (Wrong) Data Out Of Your Annual Inventory Valuation


Fall coming probably means that you have a giant physical inventory project coming, too. Just between friends, though, you're probably doing it wrong.

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Topics: Baylor Scott & White, physical inventory count, inventory valuation, reallocation, healthcare inventory, steward health care, hospital logistics, healthcare supply chain, accounting, pharmacy inventory, annual inventory, hospital pharmacies, inventory count software, business advice, supply chain resiliency, white papers, mobile inventory management, fiscal year end, reverse logistics, cfo, supply chain visibility