OmniTRAX Names A&K Railroad Materials Supplier of the Year

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DENVER: OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation services companies in North America and an affiliate of The Broe Group, has named A & K Railroad Materials Inc. as the recipient of its Second Annual Supplier of the Year Award. A & K Railroad Materials, which provides a wide variety of track solutions, will receive a crystal trophy May 19th, 2017 at the OmniTRAX annual Golf Tournament being played at the Omni Interlocken Golf Club in Broomfield, CO.

As voted by the OmniTRAX Supplier Council and Procurement Team members, A & K Railroad Materials has been awarded the 2016 “Supplier of the Year” award based on strong performance deliverables in safety, project completion, 100% on time shipments, and superb communication/response to our requirements.

“A & K has been working with OmniTRAX for more than 20 years, covering all of our operations in North America, and the company’s performance in 2016 was stellar. A & K had a perfect safety record on several challenging projects, a 100% on time shipping record, an unequaled quoting system and world class customer service,” said Robert Snyder, Senior Director of Procurement at OmniTRAX. “Their work on the Oberlin project in Nebraska, where A & K reverted 50 miles of track back to nature on schedule while meeting budget, is a great example of the company’s performance over the years.”

OmniTRAX selects the supplier of year based on a scorecard system and careful consideration by company’s Supplier Council, which is made up of six managers from different departments including the procurement division. Suppliers are evaluated in six categories, including Safety Performance, Value Engineering, On Time/Early Project Completion, Workmanship Quality, and new Technology/Innovation.

“The team at A & K Railroad Materials works incredibly hard to make sure our customers are pleased with our work. We truly appreciate the honor and the strong relationship we have with OmniTRAX,” said Rhonda Nicoloff, President of A & K Railroad Materials.

A & K Railroad Materials was the top performer on the OmniTRAX Supplier Scorecard and received full support by the Supplier Council as a result its metrics in a wide variety of measurement categories, including:

  • 100% on time shipments.
  • Zero quality issues.
  • Zero safety issues reported.
  • Scored 95 points on Supplier Scorecard; #1 ranking for Top Tier Spend Supplier.
  • Voted Top Supplier by the OmniTRAX Supplier Council and Procurement Team.