June 1, 2015

Nominations are open for the inaugural Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, to be announced at the supply chain seminar, hosted jointly by Oil & Gas UK and the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), on June 30 at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Ken Cruickshank, Oil & Gas UK’s operations manager, said: “The quest to find the most talented people working in the field of procurement, logistics, contract management will be one of the highlights of the 2015 supply chain seminar, where delegates  will explore the theme: ‘Simplification – Can it be Standard?’.  The industry’s drive to simplify and standardise processes across the sector is one of a range of initiatives it has launched to tackle costs and improve efficiency in the current challenging business environment.”

Phil Broughton, Corporate Relations for CIPS, energy and oil and gas sectors, adds:  “Finding the stars of the future is a responsibility we all share as these gifted supply chain professionals will help drive improvements, manage change and disseminate good practice. Outstanding performances often come from reassessing existing processes and exploring how other sectors rise to business challenges and, accordingly, the supply chain seminar will provide delegates with thought provoking input from speakers representing the aerospace, power generation and automotive sectors. ”

For further details of how to nominate a candidate for the Young Oil & Gas Supply Chain Professional of the Year Award, who will win a trophy and certificate,  can be found here.  Booking details for: ‘Simplicity – Can it be Standard?’ seminar  are available here.

For further information please contact Lucy Gordon at lgordon@oilandgasuk.co.uk or 01224 577331.


Editor’s Notes

  1. Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its members, who number over 500, are companies licensed by the Government to explore for, and produce, oil and gas in UK waters and those in the industry’s supply chain.


2  The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.  It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply management issues.  CIPS has a global community of over 106,000 in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics.  The activities of procurement and supply chain professionals have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation and CIPS offers corporate solutions packages to improve business productivity.  More information available at www.cips.org; @CIPSNews