Implement a Capacitated Location-Allocation Algorithm with a lower bound

Idea created by llinfeng on Dec 11, 2014
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    • llinfeng
    Is it possible to impose a lower bound to the "Maximize Capacitated Coverage" problem with "Default Capacity" constraint. In the Network Analyst, I am happy to find a way to impose an upper bound for the capacity of the facility. However, in practice, a lower bound for the facility is also desired. Currently, I did not find a way to implement the lower bound to number of demands served by the facility, together with the upper bound.

    A practical concern is: for a retail chain aiming to cover the area, stores that have few coverage (like below 30% of the capacity) should be "dumped".

    It would be great if this could be implemented.

    Thank you,

    -Linfeng