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. 

5 Questions That Will Show You A Tech Vendor's Quality

8/11/2020

You can't know everything about every emerging technology. But you can know how to evaluate a new tech vendor.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, contracts, digital supply management, artificial intelligence, healthcare inventory, free advice, healthcare data, buying medical supplies, machine learning, vendors, hospital logistics, contracting, education, qualifications

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 | Did Oracle Solve The Healthcare Blockchain Puzzle? | Oct. 30, 2018

10/30/2018

The only answer is the most disappointing one: "Maybe?" 

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, supply chain management, medical supply, blockchain, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, oracle

What's The Cost of Count Sheets? Billions. Every Year.

9/17/2018

Count sheets have been a fixture of healthcare inventory for decades. And they suck.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory, count sheets

Five To Save | Is Your Leadership Learning Fast Enough? Are You? | Jul 30, 2018

7/30/2018

Leadership in healthcare, like in any other business, is a race, and everyone is jockeying for a better position. 

But the thing about positions - even in the C-suite - is that anyone can have them. And if you're not constantly speeding ahead, you might get passed up by someone who is.

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, c suite, leadership, survey data, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

5 Technologies You Can Use To Improve Healthcare

7/9/2018

How They Work and Where To Put Them To Work

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, supply chain management, inventory management software, rfid, medical supply, improvements, iot, blockchain, internet of things, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | You're Gonna Need A Bigger Antidote | June 11th, 2018

6/11/2018

You might recognize some of the problems in this week's five articles, and you'll definitely recognize that the solutions will have to be pretty big.

See what surprising lessons you can learn from Walmart, Homeland Security, and - inevitably - Shark Tank.

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Topics: technology, physical inventory count, selling medical inventory, inventory valuation, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, medical supply, five to save, gpo, walmart, shark tank, innovation, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | You Have The Power! Redefine Your Bottom Line | May 28, 2018

5/29/2018

You've got more in common with He-Man than you may think.

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, reallocation, supply chain management, amazon, medical supply, he man, hlth 2018, whole foods, contracts, five to save, trade shows, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Five To Save | The All-Stars Are Playing In A New League | May 14, 2018

5/14/2018

What happens when the biggest player in a league decides to play a different sport altogether?

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, buying inventory, healthcare, supply chain, inventory, newsletter, supply chain management, amazon, holidays, microsoft, mergers, medical supply, five to save, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory

Does The Data Have To Agree With You?

5/7/2018

Much has been made lately of the results of the Cardinal Health Supply Chain Survey – and much should. 

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Topics: technology, selling medical inventory, selling medical supplies, healthcare, inventory, reallocation, supply chain management, inventory management software, statistics, cardinal health, medical supply, digital supply management, healthcare inventory, buying medical inventory