Chapter 8. Design-time Service Promotion and Discovery

In order to create supply chain management efficiencies, Weir & Bell Telecom decided to expose web services for consumption by trusted third party suppliers. By offering web services to suppliers, Weir and Bell were able to streamline important supply chain processes and hence reduce the transaction costs for tasks, such as supply re-ordering, in a way that does not lock them into any particular supplier. Weir & Bell Telecom promote externally callable services for discovery via a private UDDI registry that is located in their Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). Third party suppliers are given access to this registry in order to locate and consume services.

In this chapter, we will demonstrate how Weir ...

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