Currently, i'm researching the possible container locations in a specific area for a large set of demand points. These containers have all the same capacity. By using 'maximize capacitated coverage' i'm aiming for a high efficiency for each container and i'm able to set a certain capacity. However, i actually want to find the least amount of containers to serve the whole area. Therefore, i would preferably use 'maximize attendance and minimize facilities'. Unfortunately it is not possible to add a capacity to this solver. Or is there a way to do so? Could someone help me with this problem?
Maximize attendance is probably not the best problem type for container locations. It is meant for retail locations like fast food and has a linear decay in "attendance" up to the specified Cutoff.
>i actually want to find the least amount of containers to serve the whole area.
I would say use a bracketing approach to run the Location-Allocation solver with the Maximize Capacitated Coverage a few times to narrow down the minimum number of facilities needed to serve your demand.