I worked out a little tutorial on how to script a very useful tool in Maya with Python that can transfer/copy skincluster and skinweights from one model to another.
Watch and download the script from here: http://blaabjergb.com/scripting/
It's very useful in production for when the assets get updated, or if there is a topology change.
If you are interested in learning scripting have a look and feel free to give me feedback.
If you know someone who might be interested please share the link!