NORFOLK, Va. — Eastman Chemical Company has awarded Norfolk Southern Corporation its 2007 Global Logistics Supplier Innovation Award.
The award recognizes Norfolk Southern for the development and implementation of a new process for delivering coal to Eastman’s Kingsport, Tenn., chemical manufacturing plant. Norfolk Southern’s creative redesign of its service plan for the plant resulted in significant improvements in delivery schedules, consistency of operations, and efficiency for both Eastman and Norfolk Southern.
“Norfolk Southern’s work in improving our coal handling delivery process exemplifies the purpose of the Innovation Award,” said Terry Begley, Eastman Chemical vice president, global supply chain and quality. “We were very pleased to present Norfolk Southern with an Eastman Innovation Award for their innovative improvement of this process.”
“To be recognized as a top-performing logistics provider by Eastman is an honor,” said Donald W. Seale, Norfolk Southern executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship by continuing to provide innovative transportation solutions that deliver speed, reliability, and consistent service.”