DETROIT – Automotive interiors giant Johnson Controls Inc. says about 80% of the seats it has produced for multiple auto makers over the past four years have a common bond: They all share the same guts. JCI’s MS seat frame – an acronym for Master Plan Structure – is part of an industry-wide push by component makers to commonize parts whenever practical. JCI has been pushing its standardized seat frame for a number of years, and auto makers, constantly under pressure to cut costs and ...

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