Local Fulfillment is an order fulfillment system. It can reside within a supplier authority domain and used by the supplier to make availability-based promises over the Internet. It provides a direct http interface to receive requests over the web. It also provides a simple interface with supply systems to upload available to promise data and download the promises made.
The core component is a servlet running under a servlet engine like Jrun or iPlanet enterprise web server with supply/items stored on a back end database. The database access is via JDBC driver with connection pool mechanism to support concurrent web users. The system supports simple HTML based user interface for Admin access to add/delete/change/consume items/supplies. XML is used as a document for request and response in and out of the system.