Oct 7 2009

For Immediate Release
September 29, 2009

For more information, please contact:
Bruce Cox, Vice President of Sales,
Marketing and Strategic Planning
(260) 487-4400

TransWorks Announces Partnership With OmniSource

(FORT WAYNE, Indiana)  OmniSource, one of the largest processors and distributors of scrap and secondary metals in North America, has chosen to implement the TransWorks Transportation Management System (TMS)/Supply Chain Execution (SCE) solution, it was announced today.

TransWorks solutions have a proven record of reducing transportation costs, automating processes and improving departmental efficiency. "OmniSource is committed to exceeding customer requirements with regard to on-time pickups and deliveries," said Chris Skidmore, Transportation Manager at OmniSource. "We demand a reliable TMS platform that enables consistent, repeatable results, and transactional visibility of the order-to-dispatch-to-customer process. TransWorks provides that," said Skidmore.

Skidmore expects that the Software as a Service (SaaS) solution delivered by TransWorks will enable improved end-to-end supply chain collaboration, and real-time responses, thus giving OmniSource a competitive transportation advantage. "The SaaS model is a transactional cost that allows us to meet our Return On Investment (ROI) requirements without investing capital for a software purchase, and it also avoids maintenance costs," said Skidmore.

About TransWorks

TransWorks is a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern, which has provided On-Demand TMS solutions to many of the largest companies in the world since 2001. More information can be found by visiting www.trnswrks.com. 

About OmniSource

One of the largest processors and distributors of scrap and secondary metals in North America, OmniSource, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc, generates annual sales revenue of $3 billion, from 6.4 million tons of ferrous scrap and 1 billion pounds of non-ferrous metals. OmniSource employs more than 2,700 people in 65 facilities located in the eastern United States and Canada.