A Hub-and-spoke-system describes a system for distributing goods from a central transshipment point or producer (the hub) of a region to a network of demand points.

Since the transhipment point is central in the best case, the net corresponds roughly to a wheel. There is no traffic between the individual points of demand, only the fine distribution takes place from here. This saves the distances and costs involved in setting up further transport connections and only one return trip is necessary. This is known as the "hub spoke system". For a smooth process, the information flows must always take place before the goods traffic.