The Hub-and-Spoke Model - A Tutorial
23 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2006 Last revised: 27 Feb 2012
Date Written: August 1, 2005
The paper introduces the reader to the subject matters of transportation networks, linear programming (the direct program, the dual program and complementary slackness conditions), programming with 0-1 variables, and coding in GAMS (general algebraic modeling system). Operations analyst have long distinguished a series of "model types" in economic logistics, such as the transportation model, the network model, and so on. It will here be suggested that among these, the hub-and-spoke model deserves separate recognition and study. To demonstrate its main characteristics, small stylized numerical examples are presented.
Keywords: hub and spoke, economic logistics, linear programming, GAMS
JEL Classification: C61, C63, C88, L91, R41
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