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CIPS sponsors Young Oil and Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award

CIPS 11 July 2016

Presented earlier this year at the annual Supply Chain Seminar in Aberdeen, hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and CIPS.

Andrew Sorrie, from Wood group PSN, was presented with the award for outstanding achievements working with Shell on efficiencies and cost savings.

The award is sponsored by CIPS to encourage more young people into the procurement and supply chain profession and to highlight sucess in the oil and gas sector.

The Supply Chain Seminar was the perfect arena to present the award and to tackle issues amongst the many organisations attending to discuss cultural change and greater collaboration.

Phil Broughton, Corporate Relationships – Energy and Oil & Gas sectors at CIPS said, "This award is an ideal opportunity to showcase the talent of young 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 and innovation in the sector.”

As a result of these achievements, and award, Andrew Sorrie 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.

Oil & Gas UK’s chief executive, Deirdre Michie, highlighted the key role supply chains play in helping the industry tackle tough business conditions. She also outlined the range of tools the trade association has developed to promote cross-industry learning including the Rapid Efficiency Exchange and measures the trade association has introduced such as the Industry Behaviours Charter designed to encourage companies to commit to working effectively, efficiently and co-operatively to the greater benefit of the UK oil and gas industry.

For more information about the award and the oil and gas sector, contact phil.broughton@cips.org.

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