Decision making to calculate economic sustainability index: A case study
This work assesses the economic sustainability of industrial factories in Egypt based on the Analytical Hierarchical Process (AHP). The authors designed an economic sustainability index calculator (ESIC) using Unified Modelling Language (UML) and implemented the software using Visual basic of Applications (VBA) tool to the code the program. UML was used for the system analysis and design only, giving an insight to the system architecture. The manual method of calculating the economic sustainability index is included in this research and verified by using the designed ESIC. The categories of key performance indicators (KPIs) included in this work are production-based, plant-layout-based, and quality-based. © 2020 IEEE.