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Moving the Supply Chain into the 21st Century

Imagine an electronic world where information in the physical and financial supply chains is automated and merged into one transparent system. It would lead to shorter trade cycles, faster cash flow, lower operational costs, and higher profitability for everyone involved.

For decades, the industry has recognized the potential benefits this kind of world would bring, but finding the technologies to build it has remained an unmet challenge—until now. To make it a reality, three of Intel’s latest processor families are helping merge the physical and financial supply chains:

  • Intel® Xeon® processors: Accelerate the performance of physical and financial supply chain applications.
  • Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processors: Reduce total cost of ownership with advanced security and management capabilities.
  • Intel® Atom™ processors: Enable a range of mobile devices embedded in the supply chain for logistics and transport.
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Understanding today’s supply chain

With fewer paper-based purchase orders, receipts of shipment, notices, and invoices, we can now automate them electronically using a multitude of devices. From moving goods to financial transactions, online systems can monitor progress and inject a new level of efficiency into slow, centuries-old practices that cost world trade trillions of dollars each year.

Technologies like RFID chips and sensors track goods in transit, creating data that can be matched with trade documentation and streamline supply-chain functions such as payments, working capital, lending, and certification. At any time in the process, absolutely anyone along the supply chain, from financial service providers to their customers, can immediately and securely see all relevant information—and identify exceptions that demand attention to avoid costly delays.

Supplying the power behind all these innovations is the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, which provide the energy-efficient, reliable performance the 21st century supply chain demands.

Intel® Atom™ processors: enabling a mobile fleet

Merging the physical and financial supply chains will be much more efficient with mobile technology that manages and displays data on the move. With a compact design, Intel® Atom™ processors enable a broad range of devices, including netbooks, tablets, handhelds, and smartphones, as well as logistics and transport devices embedded in the supply chain.

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Intel® Xeon® processor family: accelerated performance and throughput

Intel® Xeon® processor family: accelerated performance and throughput

With its many built-in features, the Intel® Xeon® processor family offers the reliability, availability, and serviceability you need to accelerate both performance and throughput.

Scalability: The Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family can scale to handle vast volumes of trade data and provide mainframe-class computing with industry-standard benefits. This is ideal for ports, freight forwarders, and countless service providers in the chain.

Performance: The entire Intel Xeon processor family offers a host of features that accelerate performance and throughput of financial and physical supply-chain applications such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Best of all, it does all this while reducing the cost of power and cooling. Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)1 can also enhance the performance of ERP systems to help make the most of widely distributed server resources.

Learn more about the Intel Xeon processor family >

Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor: advanced security and management

Intel's newest processor for PCs, the Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor2 offers advanced security and management capabilities3 that can reduce total cost of ownership with enhanced security for all functions across the physical and financial supply chain. Features include:

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology 2.04: Allows laptops to be remotely disabled if they are lost or stolen—a real threat in the non-office environments of world trade.

Intel® AES New Instructions: Acceleration encryption and decryption of business-critical data.

Remote management capabilities3: Helps cut the cost of PC maintenance by allowing IT managers to remotely diagnose and repair machines from anywhere in the world.

Learn more about the Intel® Core™ i5 vPro™ processor >

Moving forward

In today’s world of social media and mobility, the business processes of world trade are under more scrutiny than ever before. Business and regulatory pressures are leading both buyers and suppliers to demand a more efficient and transparent system. Merging the physical and financial supply chains is the obvious solution, and with the powerful new Intel technologies, it’s happening today.

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1. La tecnología de virtualización Intel® necesita un sistema informático equipado con un procesador Intel®, una BIOS, un monitor de máquina virtual (VMM) y para algunos usos, determinado software de plataforma, activado para la misma. La funcionalidad, el rendimiento u otros beneficios variarán en función de las configuraciones de hardware y de software, y pueden necesitar la actualización de la BIOS. Puede que determinadas aplicaciones de software no sean compatibles con todos los sistemas operativos. Solicite más información a su proveedor de aplicaciones.

2. La tecnología Intel® vPro™ es sofisticada y requiere configuración y activación. La disponibilidad de características y resultados dependerá de la configuración y especificaciones de su hardware, software y entornos de TI. Si desea obtener más información, visite: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/vpro/vpro-technology-general.html. 

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4. Ningún sistema puede ofrecer una seguridad absoluta bajo todo tipo de condiciones. Requiere un chipset, una BIOS, un firmware y un software con codificación de datos así como una activación de servicio con un proveedor de servicios autorizado. Consulte con el fabricante del sistema o con el proveedor de servicios para comprobar la disponibilidad y la funcionalidad. Es posible que el servicio no esté disponibles en todos los países. Intel no asumirá responsabilidad alguna por las pérdidas o los robos de datos o sistemas, como tampoco por cualesquiera otros daños derivados de los mismos. Si desea obtener más información, visite www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/anti-theft/anti-theft-general-technology.html.