Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia
Print version ISSN 0120-6230
RUBIANO OVALLE, Oscar; SOTO GARCIA, Hernán and GIL, María Eugenia. Efects of regulating deliveries of finished products during the sale cycle in the massive consumption products supply chain. Rev.fac.ing.univ. Antioquia [online]. 2009, n.49, pp. 160-172. ISSN 0120-6230.
In this paper, the study, modelling and solution proposals of the famous Hockey Stick Syndrome (HSS) or End-of-the-Month Syndrome problem is presented. From this study it was possible to identify its causes and effects in a supply chain of massive consumption products in a continuous process. Equally, the impact was evaluated in the total cost function and solution strategies to the specific problem were established. The study is based on the use of an analytical model that reproduces the problem and the associate costs, then measures the effects and the magnitude of the solution. The solution aims to regularize the sale cycle flow. The results show a reduction of inventories, a better balance between the production and deliveries of products, as well as a larger efficiency in the use of the logistical resources.
Keywords : Supply chain; hockey stick syndrome problem; massive consumption.