FLEXIBLE SHIP OPTIONS Business Case Valuation of Strategic Flexibility in Ship Building
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Introduction *Research Goal: Assess total future value of Flexible Ships design features to enable affordable warfighting relevance over a ship's full service life. *Affordable Warfighting = Higher Cost now but Greater ROI over the entire service life and lifecycle of the ship. *IRM methodology will be used. *Methodology provides a reusable, extensible, adaptable, and comprehensive advanced analytical modeling process. *Will help the U.S. Navy in quantifying, modeling, valuing, and optimizing a set of ship design options. *Results used to develop a robust business case for making strategic design decisions under uncertainty.