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Suppliers are critical to business at Norfolk Southern.  NS values mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers who share a commitment to improve quality, service, and timeliness at cost-effective prices.  NS supplier business relationships embrace purchasing principles that are fair, honest, and ethical.

Planning & Purchasing

Norfolk Southern's Sourcing Department secures the equipment, materials, and services needed for railroad operations, including maintenance and capital projects.  NS negotiates with suppliers and service providers, develops new sources of material, performs life cycle analyses, arranges timely deliveries, regulates inventory, and disposes of surplus and obsolete material.

Sourcing includes the following functional areas:

  1. Purchasing Materials & Supplies
  2. Service Contracts
  3. Strategic Sourcing

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