hub and spoke distribution
A physical distribution system developed and modeled on industry standards to provide cargo management for a theater. It is based on a “hub” moving cargo to and between several “spokes”. It is designed to increase transportation efficiencies and in-transit visibility and reduce order ship time. See also distribution; distribution system; hub; in-transit visibility; spoke.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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