Dr. Simatupang is a Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. He holds a PhD degree from Massey University in New Zealand. At the School of Business and Management ITB, he teaches Technology and Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, and the Creative Economy.
He is well known as an expert in supply chain management and creative industry development. He is recently involved in emerging research on the creative economy in Indonesia such as national creative industry mapping, the roadmap of creative industry in the West Java Province, the creative mapping of Bandung City, and the concept of creative mapping for the Province of Jakarta. He is associated with Indonesia Logistics Association, Bandung Creative City Forum, and the British Council in developing creative industry and creative community. His research interests include supply chain collaboration, inventory models, operations management, service science, and creative economy. His other research focuses on the development and management of collaborative relationships such as how to design and manage supply chain collaboration, how to equalize their risks and rewards, and how to share the benefits of collaboration. The results of his research have been published in a variety of journals, including the International Journal of Logistics Management, Total Quality Management, Management Decision, Business Process Management Journal, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Benchmarking: An International Journal, and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management. In addition, he has presented his work at national and international conferences.