THE APPROACH TO THE “HUB AND SPOKES” CONCEPT IN THE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY FIELDS Cover Image

THE APPROACH TO THE “HUB AND SPOKES” CONCEPT IN THE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY FIELDS
THE APPROACH TO THE “HUB AND SPOKES” CONCEPT IN THE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY FIELDS

Author(s): Gheorghe Minculete, Polixenia Olar
Subject(s): Economic policy, Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: “hub and spokes”; „hub and spokes” network; „hub and spokes” system; „hub and spokes” model; „hub and spokes” logistic networks; „hub and spokes” military logistic operations; logistic support;

Summary/Abstract: The research and applications conducted with regard to the “hub” networks abound in the economic and military fields. The use of one or more “hubs” within some distribution and supplying networks allows the consolidation of the flow of traffic for many types of problems raised by the goods and people transports. The applications of the “hub and spokes” concept include the transport of people, goods, information and energy. Research shows that the efficient use of “hubs” as points of transfer allows planners from the economic and military field to reduce the number of trips/operations and indirect connections for the minimization of the total costs and for a better use of the human, material, financial and informational resources.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 68-79
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English