Dr Peter Baker is an independent consultant and lecturer. He spent the first part of his career in international freight forwarding and then moved to supply chain consultancy, during which time he conducted over 80 supply chain projects across a wide range of industries and geographical regions of the world. He was subsequently a Senior Lecturer, and is now a Visiting Fellow, at Cranfield University's Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has published widely on the subject of logistics in books, magazines and academic journals.