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Find out how to solve healthcare's $5 Billion inventory waste problem today. Then get back to the ridiculous gifs we found this week. 

What Are Your Healthcare Supply Chain Concerns?


Tell Z5 your supply chain concerns. We're listening.

Tell us your biggest fears. (Preferably inventory-related, but if you just need a shoulder to cry on, we can help with that, too.)

Is it the looming losses that are going to hit a healthcare industry poorly equipped to deal with pandemics? Or dealing with what seem like trustworthy suppliers who turn out to be a scam? What about having to choose between protecting your clinicians or the janitorial staff who make daily operations run smoothly? 

We're not here to tell you that any of those fears aren't valid. Or give you easy answers. But we do believe that, if we talk about them, it might make them feel a little less threatening. And - who knows - since we aren't facing all of these problems all day long, we might have inventory insights that might not have occurred to you. 

Tell us what you're dealing with and what you're afraid to deal with, and we can all deal with it together. 

As part of our ongoing celebration of our fifth birthday/anniversary/year of kicking product expiration in the behind, Z5 is going to be starting a web series. (In part because we're pretty limited as to what celebrations we can hold under current, quarantined conditions.) 

And we'd like you to get involved. Listening, obviously, but also participating.  

We know a thing or two, but we'll be relying on your expertise. Tell us via the contact page or by emailing info@z5inventory.com what you're worrying about, and there's a decent chance that we could feature you as an expert special guest Question Asker or Answer Haver. 

Are you more concerned about the rising price of PPE or the struggle to source it directly from manufacturers because your usual vendor can't? Are you more concerned with not having enough or being buried under excess product once things calm down? 

(Yes, the gifs are back this week. It's been hard to know when it's appropriate to throw them in, given how serious things should be. If you love or hate them, let us know that, too.) 

Start talking. We're listening. 


Topics: inventory management software, digital supply management, logistics, healthcare inventory, carrying cost, hospital supply chain, emergency preparedness, coronavirus, ppe, covid-19, fears, podcasts

Alex Diamond

Written by Alex Diamond

Raised in the armpit of East Texas before escaping to the civilization of Austin, Alex is an author and former radio/podcast personality. If you ever run into him, ask him about the day he split his pants in front of the Lone Ranger.