Network Analyst - Capacity

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08-18-2010 08:53 AM
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Hi,

Using the Vehicle Routing Problem capability, I created two routes (buses) each with a capacity of 25 (people).  I then created many orders (facilities where people need to be picked up) with pickups ranging from 1 ??? 26 (people).  The problem is neither bus will go to the facility with over 26 people because the number of people at the facility exceeds the capacity of the bus.

Ideally, both buses (with a combined capacity of 50) would pickup the individuals at this facility.  My workaround for handling this situation is to breakup the facility with 26 people into two facilities with 13 people.  Has anyone else encountered this problem?  What solutions did you employ?

Thanks,
Bryan
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Bryan,

When the pickup quantity is larger than the vehicle capacity, VRP solver will not assign it to the route because in reality many orders cannot be split.

I think your workaround is the right way to solve your problem.

Thanks.

Anna
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