Being able to openly share details on who is involved in business transactions and where the business is being conducted is universally required across all sectors and markets, including transport and logistics. Information concerning the “what” (e.g., products, services, assets) can be much more useful by knowing the “who” and “where”. Prioritised areas that benefit from the strong party and location identification include inventory management, traceability, transport service efficiency and more.

“This use case will be one of the most important ones to demonstrate a basic step to increase semantic interoperability in FENIX.”, said Florian Krietsch from PTV.

Over the last year, FENIX Member GS1 together with PTV has been taking a holistic approach to address industry’s party and location use case needs worldwide, taking a first step towards supporting the future GLN Registry in the transport and logistics business with a webinar that gathered hundreds of people from over 50 countries. In this occasion, FENIX presented a proof of concept on how to unambiguously identify locations in a logistic calculation tool paired with features like postal address, location type, geo-data, validation date and owner of the location.