Hub and Spoke Method
Sorting all mail at the hub (corporate headquarters) and sending it out to the spokes (satellite offices). The hub and spoke model is a system of connections arranged like a bicycle wheel, in which all mail moves from ?spokes? that are connected to the hub at the center. In the 1970?s, Fed-Ex adopted the hub and spoke model for overnight package delivery. This model is very efficient for a number of reasons. By centralizing the mailroom function, you can reduce staff resources, and management can concentrate on mail at one central location. All mail can then be sorted at the hub rather than in multiple locations, allowing for better efficiency and bigger worksharing or presort discounts.