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Professor Stephen Pettit

Professor Stephen Pettit

Professor in Logistics and Operations Management

Cardiff Business School

Email
pettit@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6835
Campuses
C48, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU

Overview

Stephen is a Professor in the Logistics and Operations Management Section of Cardiff Business School. He graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Maritime Geography from Cardiff University in 1989 and in 1993 was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales.

Subsequently he has been involved in a range of transport related research including a groundbreaking project for the Department of Transport, studying the UK economy's requirements for people with seafaring experience, which highlighted important issues relating to the decline in the number of UK seafaring officers. He has also been involved in a number of research programmes for EU DGTREN including the 'Economic Value of Shipping to the UK Economy'; an 'Analysis of the Cost Structure of the main TEN Ports'; and 'Work Organisation in Ports'.

More recent work has focused on Humanitarian Aid logistics and Supply Chain Management. An initial project was funded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport through their Seedcorn Grant scheme and was co-researched with Professor Anthony Beresford. This work has been extended through collaboration with Cranfield University in the Cardiff-Cranfield Humanitarian Logistics Initiative. Stephen has written a large number of journal papers, conference papers and reports primarily on port development, port policy and the logistics of humanitarian aid delivery.

Biography

Qualifications

  • 1993 - PhD
  • 1989 - BSc Maritime Geography

Editorial work

  • International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management Special Edition (2010)
  • Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Editorial Board Member - International Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Editorial Board Member - Asian Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics

Honours and awards

  • British Academy of Management Conference, 2018, Best Conference Paper Award Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management:  Lim S, Stephen Pettit SJ, Abouarghoub W (2018) A Systematic Literature Review On Port Sustainability Performance.
  • Logistics Research Network Conference, 2002, Best Conference Paper Award: Beresford AKC, Jennings E, Pettit SJ (2002) Emergency Relief Logistics: A Disaster Response Model, Birmingham, UK, September, Proceedings pp. 121-128.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Higher Education Academy
  • International Association of Maritime Economists

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Teaching

Teaching commitments

  • MSc Maritime Policy and Shipping Management
    • Current Module: Maritime Policy
    • Previous Modules: Port Policy and Management; International Shipping Policy
  • MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Module coordinator: MSc: Humanitarian Logistics

Additional teaching

  • Member of Logistics and Operations Management Postgraduate Student Staff Panel

Research interests

  • Port policy
  • Port management
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Supply chain management

Research projects

  • The economic value of shipping to the UK economy;
  • The implementation of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Convention within Far East Maritime Colleges;
  • A survey of Higher Education Courses in the UK and Europe in the field of Maritime Economics and Logistics;
  • An Analysis of the cost structure of the main TEN ports (ATENCO);
  • Work Organisation in Ports (WORKPORT);
  • Maritime education and training project (METNET) as part of the NEPTUNE consortium.

PhD supervision research interests

  • Humanitarian aid logistics
  • Port management

Supervision

Current supervision

Jihee Kim

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Sehwa Lim

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Tarig Eddrgash

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Dimitrios Theocharis

Dimitrios Theocharis

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Sanghoon Shin

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Past projects

Previous Phd Students:

  • Bahana Wiradanti (Indonesia): Economics of Port Systems – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2018
  • Jeong Hugh Han (Korea): Port Single Window Systems; – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2016
  • Wenrui Ma (China): Power Relationships in Ports  – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2016
  • Moses Lin (Taiwan): Shipping Management and the Logistics Triad – Co-Supervisor - awarded 2015
  • Dong Wook Kwak (Korea): Risks in Supply Chain – Co-Supervisor - awarded 2014
  • Hong Gyue Park (Korea): Port Safety – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2013
  • Saeyeon Roh (Korea): Humanitarian Aid Logistics – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2012
  • Poti Chao (Taiwan): Multimodal Transport – Co-Supervisor - awarded 2011
  • Suhan Woo (Korea): Port Management Supply Chain Integration – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2010
  • Lae Hyung Hong (Korea): Container Port Management; – Primary Supervisor - awarded 2009