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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Adam Fleischhacker

Title Associate Professor of Operations Management
Email ajf@nospam650f253f0bd3d.udel.edu
Office 352 Purnell Hall


Adam Fleischhacker is an associate professor of operations management at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware and a JPMorgan Chase Faculty Fellow at UD’s Institute for Financial Services Analytics. He holds a Ph.D. in supply chain management from Rutgers University, an MBA from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Buffalo. Prior to becoming a professor, Fleischhacker’s corporate career focused on designing software-enabled supply chain solutions for Fortune 500 companies. His current research focuses on accelerating the business analytics process: increasing the rate at which professionals generate, communicate and act upon data-driven business insights. The four key inter-connected components that support a general framework for Fleischhacker’s research are 1) problem representation with graphical models, 2) causal thinking, 3) Bayesian inference, and 4) outcome and uncertainty visualization. His soon to be self-published book “A Business Analyst’s Introduction To Business Analytics” and the accompanying software package for creating a visual interface into universal probabilistic programming languages are glimpses into applications of his scholarly work.

Follow Adam Fleishhacker on Twitter @preposterior.


  • Ph.D. in supply chain management, Rutgers University, 2009
  • M.B.A., University of Rochester, 1998
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996

Select Publications

  • Fleischhacker, A., O. Ghonima, T. Schumacher. Bayesian Survival Analysis for US Concrete Highway Bridge Decks. Forthcoming in ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
  • Ji, X., Y-L. Tsai, A. Fleischhacker (2019). A uniqueness-driven similarity measure for automated competitor identification. International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, 12(2) pp.179-204.
  • Fleischhacker, A., P. Fok. (2015) An Entropy Based Methodology for Valuation of Demand Uncertainty Reduction. Decision Sciences, 46(6) pp. 1165-1198.
  • Fleischhacker, A., Ninh, A., Y. Zhao. (2015) Inventory Positioning in Global Clinical Trial Supply Chains. Production & Operations Management, 24(6) pp. 991-1011.
  • Chen, W., A. Fleischhacker, M. Katehakis. Dynamic Pricing and Channel Preference in a Dual Channel Environment. Naval Research Logistics, 62(7) pp. 531-549.
  • Fleischhacker, A., B. Chen, H. Kher, M. Mazal, B. Pfender. (2015) Capacity Planning in the Presence of Sequence Dependent Setups at Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.Interfaces, 45(3).
  • Fleischhacker, A., P. Fok. (2015) On the Relationship Between Entropy, Demand Uncertainty, and Expected Loss. European Journal of Operational Research, 245(2) pp. 623-628.
  • Fleischhacker, A., Y. Zhao. (2013). Contract Development and Manufacturing Costs During Clinical Development of a New Drug. Applied Clinical Trials Online, August 5, 2013.[1]
  • Fleischhacker, A., Y. Zhao. (2013). Balancing Learning and Economies of Scale for Adaptive Clinical Trials. Operations Research for Health Care, 2(3) pp. 42-51.
  • Fleischhacker, A., Y. Zhao. (2011). Planning for Demand Failure: A Dynamic Lot Size Model for Clinical Trial Supply Chains. European Journal of Operational Research 211(3) pp. 496 – 506.

Awards & Honors

  • MBA Teaching Award Co-Recipient (based on votes of MBA class) – 2017 & 2019.
  • JP Morgan Chase Faculty Fellow – Institute for Financial Services Analytics (2017 – present).
  • Secured collaboration agreement between University of Delaware and Agilent Technologies. Topic: “Analytics and Visualization for Coordinating the Supply Chain,” 2014-15.
  • Lerner College – Dept. of Business Administration – Outstanding Scholar Award, 2015
  • Secured collaboration agreement between University of Delaware and AstraZeneca. Topic: “Formulation Capacity Modeling,” 2013
  • Secured research collaboration agreement between University of Delaware and JP Morgan Chase. Topic: “Using Metrics for Continuous Improvement in Application Delivery Processes,” 2012

Curriculum Vitae

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