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Stephen Pettit is a Reader in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School. In 1993 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales and he has worked at Cardiff Business School since 2000. He has been involved in a range of transport related research projects, notably a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport analysing the UK economy's requirements for people with seafaring experience. This work highlighted important issues relating to the decline in the number of UK seafaring officers.
Stephen Pettit has been involved in a range of transport related research projects for EU DGTREN including the 'Economic Value of Shipping to the UK Economy'; 'Analysis of the Cost Structure of the main TEN Ports'; and 'Work Organisation in Ports'. His most recent research work has considered aspects of humanitarian aid supply chain management.
Stephen Pettit's teaching related activity has been focused in two main areas, port management and the application of information and communication technology in the fields of transport, logistics and supply chain management. Stephen has written a large number of journal papers, conference papers and contributed to a wide range of reports many of which relate to port development, port operations and port policy.