Automating Supply Chain Operations in Order Systems


Microsoft Corporation

November 2003

Applies to:
Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2002

Summary: This book shows you how to use Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002, enterprise application integration (EAI), Web services, and ASP.NET to implement an automated order system. Based on the eSmart inventory replenishment system used by Ford Motor Company, Automating Supply Chain Operations in Order Systems provides a starting point that you can use for building your own e-procurement system. This book:

  • Demonstrates the integration of Windows Server System products.
  • Explains common-sense security practices.
  • Showcases important product features such as document correlation, handling disparate data formats, business process orchestration, and Web services.
  • Illustrates how Windows Server System products can be used to solve a real-world problem.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Setup

Chapter 2. Examining and Adapting Ford's Inventory Replenishment System

Chapter 3. Consuming and Replenishing Inventory on the Assembly Line

Chapter 4. Converting Legacy Data Formats into XML

Chapter 5. Configuring Messaging and Orchestrating the Business Process

Chapter 6. BizTalk Server and Web Services

Chapter 7. Exchanging Documents with a Web Service

Chapter 8. Tracking the Transaction and XLANG Schedule Correlation

Chapter 9. What's Next


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