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Commitment to Increasing Co-operative Working Practices Evident at Supply Chain Seminar

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Companies spanning a cross section of the industry demonstrated their commitment to discussing opportunities to work co-operatively at the annual Supply Chain Seminar hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) at the AECC on the 17 May 2016.

‘Cultural Change and Greater Collaboration’ provided the theme for the speech delivered by Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, who welcomed delegates drawn from the regulator, operators, contractors and small to medium enterprises (SMEs), independent consultants and speakers from other sectors including financial services firm Citibank and supplier analytics company, PRGX.

The supply chain seminar also provided the platform for announcing the winner of the 2016 Young Oil and Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by CIPS, which this year was presented to Andrew Sorrie from Wood Group PSN for the outstanding work he and his team carried out in conjunction with their client to improve efficiency. In addition, Andrew has been awarded a place at the Scottish Enterprise Oil & Gas Future Industry Leaders Programme, designed to bring together the brightest and best from across the industry to learn the new leadership behaviours needed for the future of the industry in Scotland.

Phil Broughton, corporate relations for CIPS, energy and oil and gas sectors, said: “This event is an ideal arena showcasing the talent of supply chain professionals and for promoting the next generation, whose fresh ideas have the potential to transform existing work practices and contribute to improving cost competitiveness in the sector.”

Ken Cruickshank, Oil & Gas UK’s supply chain manager, said: “In the current economic climate, we are heartened to see such a good turnout from companies at all scales of operation. It was an opportunity to share with delegates the progress that has been achieved in co-operative working practices but also to maintain and increase that momentum to tackle the industry’s most pressing cost and efficiency challenges.’