I’m using the VRP tool of the network analyst in order to solve the following problem: It’s a pickup problem, where milk gets collected from farmers and gets delivered to a central depot. Additionally, there is the possibility to use mobile depots that are spreaded around the study area.
So far I have modeled the mobile depots as renewal points. As a matter of fact, these depots have a specific capacity, but somehow it’s not possible to specify a capacity for depots. Therefore, I look for a solution how to add a capacity limit to the depots or as an alternative to limit the number of visits at the mobile depot per tour.
Does anybody have some suggestions how to overcome this problem? Thanks in advance!