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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. 

Coloring Outside The Lines During A Crisis | Five To Save

10/27/2020

In addition to the serious news of the week, we're also bringing you a goofy way to distract yourself for five minutes. What a deal!

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Topics: five to save, healthcare inventory, drug shortages, expiration, take 5, vaccines, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Gaining Trust To Make Innovation Possible

10/20/2020

We’ve all had to adapt to a new normal during COVID-19, and those of us in the healthcare supply chain have had to adapt more than most. But the real question we have to answer now is: how can we take what we’ve learned and apply it to inventory management overall?

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Topics: Z5 Reallocate, savings, innovation, steward health care, podcasts, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, materials management

Survey and Study Results on the Coronavirus Crisis Response | Five To Save

9/29/2020

COVID-19 - and the response to it - can seem like a domino effect of unprecedented disasters. How do the facts back up - or refute - that sentiment?

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Topics: reallocation, five to save, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

5 Supply Chain Lessons Learned In The Coronavirus Crisis

9/22/2020

The often-revisited metaphor of the "one weak link" causing the entire supply chain to fail was in some ways proved correct this year.

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Topics: reallocation, emergency preparedness, ppe, take 5, healthcare supply chain, medical supply chain tracking software, medical supply chain jobs, service system for hospital inventory, inventory management system, management of hospital inventory

Hope For A Vaccine, But Innovate Like There Isn't One | Five To Save

9/15/2020

At the risk of sounding like we're wearing a puffy shirt, we've got to ask: "What's the deal with that coronavirus vaccine?"

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Topics: selling medical inventory, five to save, healthcare inventory, voting, medical logistics, government, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, pandemic, vaccines, uncertainty

The Importance Of Infection Prevention in Every Facility

9/8/2020

Over the last few weeks we've been collecting advice from experts about what organizations - from hospitals to offices to schools - should be doing to prevent the spread of infection.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, digital supply management, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, podcasts, take 5, infection prevention, onsite, guests

How To Adopt An Innovation Mindset in Healthcare

8/25/2020

While every other industry surges ahead in technology, strategies, and resilience, healthcare plods down its own path at a slow and steady pace. But this is one tortoise that might not make it to the finish line.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, innovation, digital supply management, disruption, leadership, healthcare logistics, buying medical supplies, hospital supply chain, take 5, vendors, quarantine

Disingenuous Action Is Worse Than No Action At All | Five To Save

7/21/2020

 

Everybody seems to agree that we ought to be supporting our healthcare workers. But not everybody seems to be doing it.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, inventory management software, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical supplies, coronavirus, covid-19, take 5, mental health, hospital logistics

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

Five To Save | Are You Stuck With Too Much PPE or Not Enough?

6/23/2020

The coronavirus forced US healthcare providers - and ordinary businesses - to adapt rapidly, sourcing personal protective equipment wherever they could. 

As the coronavirus moves throughout the country - dropping in some areas and peaking in others - hospitals are having to adapt rapidly all over again.

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Topics: selling medical inventory, reallocation, youtube, five to save, digital supply management, buying medical supplies, 2020, coronavirus, covid-19, podcasts, take 5, fema