Adam Fleischhacker

Assistant Professor of Operations Management,
JPMorgan Chase Scholar

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 222 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-6966


Adam Fleischhacker is currently an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the University of Delaware.  Prior to reentering academia, Adam's corporate career focused on designing and implementing software-enabled supply chain solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Adam has a track record of success.  During his three year tenure at i2 Technologies, a leading supply chain software company, Adam won i2's Rising Star Award in part due to his work defining and implementing demand management best practices.  In addition, Adam helped to establish and grow a start-up called TransportEdge culminating in its sale to World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 company ranked 13th in the 2009 Businessweek list of the "World's Best Companies".  Adam 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. Adam now brings his extensive industry experience and academic training to create and implement business processes that empower people with the information needed to make good decisions.  His most recent work has focused on optimizing business processes in uncertain environments. Notably, his work in optimizing clinical trial supply chain studies has drawn research and practitioner attention to this developing field. He is a published author, frequent speaker at conferences, and continues to consult for many of the world's best companies.


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


Fleischhacker, A., Ninh, A., Y. Zhao. (forthcoming)  Inventory Positioning in Global Clinical Trial Supply Chains.  Production & Operations Management.

Fleischhacker, A., P. Fok. (forthcoming) An Entropy Based Methodology for Valuation of Demand Uncertainty Reduction. Decision Sciences

Fleischhacker, A., P. Fok.  (forthcoming) On the Relationship Between Entropy, Demand Uncertainty, and Expected Loss. European Journal of Operational Research.

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(4).

Fleischhacker, A., Y. Zhao.  (2013). Contract Development and Manufacturing Costs During Clinical Development of a New Drug.  Applied Clinical Trials Online, August 5, 2013.

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

Lerner College – Dept. of Business Administration – Outstanding Scholar Award


Appointed as one of three J.P. Morgan Chase Scholars - Provides recognition for past and continued efforts in launching the Ph.D. program in Financial Services Analytics.  Helped secure $17 million donation from JPMC to fund this new doctoral program.

Awarded General University Research grant ($6,000) for work on “The Inventory-Time Tradeoff Curve for Clinical Trial Supply Chains.”


Secured collaboration agreement between University of Delaware and AstraZeneca.  Topic:  “Formulation Capacity Modeling.”

Active contributor, as member of Ph.D. in Financial Services Analytics curriculum committee, in securing $17 million of funding for program from J.P. Morgan Chase.


Secured research collaboration agreement between University of Delaware and JP Morgan Chase. Topic: “Using Metrics for Continuous Improvement in Application Delivery Processes”.


Recruited and mentored 2nd place team at annual Rutgers MBA Supply Chain Case Competition.


Awarded summer research grant from the Blanche & Irwin Lerner Center for Pharmaceutical Management Studies.


Awarded summer research grant from Rutgers’ Research Resources Committee.

Obtained highest achievable teaching effectiveness rating as instructor for Production & Operations Management


Sole recipient of i2 Technologies’ Rising Star Award. 


William E. Simon Graduate School of Business merit scholarship recipient.


Statistical Data Analysis for Business (MBA); Operations Management(MBA); Decision Support Systems for Operations Management (undergraduate field project course);  Business Process Management, Innovation, and Analysis(Ph.D.); Business Analytics (undergraduate).

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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