Like in many sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted different needs that had remained unseen before, also in the logistics domain. During the GS1 Regional Forum 2020 event, organised by FENIX member GS1 and taking place from 20 to 23 October, FENIX was presented in the framework of topics such as global data models, innovation and circular economy.

“FENIX works and contributes to these topics because COVID-19 emphasised the need for digitalisation in Transport and Logistics, more quickly than ever.”, said GS1’s Sandra Wagner. “From contactless transport to modernised logistic labels and a better traceability, the GS1 Standards are on the front row. GS1 is supporting this digitalisation with new initiatives such as the Scan4transport label and through the participation in the FENIX project.”, she concluded. 

FENIX was presented to 90 participants from all over the world, including business leaders, European Associations and companies, with discussions touching upon how other federated networks, such as PEPPOL, can fit into the FENIX approach.

FENIX is a flagship project within GS1 since this is the first funded project in history that combines the work of seven GS1 organisations under one roof, collecting expertise and recommendations on standardisation to develop the first federated data network and harmonise the exchange of logistics information along the nine major EU transport corridors.