Visit the site: Schwinn. In order to explore Schwinn Bicycle Co.’s use of part commonality in its bike lines, go to their site and click on “Bicycles”. Under the “Products” menu click on a bike style that interests you. Choose a bike style of your liking and review the different models. Scroll down and view the components and specifications that make up each model. Pay particular attention to the amount of part commonality between models.
- What role does part commonality play and how does it benefit the company?
- How might MRP be useful to a company like Schwinn?
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