AUBURN HILLS – DaimlerChrysler AG is preparing to put a third wave of components under the microscope in its bid to cut costs by sharing parts and buying in bulk for Chrysler Group, Mercedes and Mitsubishi vehicles. Dodge Neon The goal: Savings of as much as 25% on new products, compared to the base level at the end of 2000, says Richard O. Schaum, head of product development, quality and passenger car operations, as he prepares for a trip to Stuttgart July 9 to review the ...

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