•In this model, the distribution hub is the location that holds inventory for a large region, with each spoke leading to smaller distribution centre, which houses inventory for a smaller region.
•The main driver of the hub and spoke model is the proximity to the customer, with the goal being to supply to a maximum numbers  of customers in minimum time.
•Currently, Hub and Spoke model is restricted to fulfilling the just-in-time needs of heavy manufacturing industries.
•If a company expands its operations, its suppliers may move to nearby areas so as to supply it more efficiently. In this case, company that expands is the hub and suppliers are its spokes.
•The type of product to be distributed largely necessitates a hub and spoke operation.
•The products that cannot be air freighted are mostly distributed through hub and spoke model.
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