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Prime Safety Limited (PSL) is a manufacturer of corporate and industrial clothing, catering to mostly European customers. A majority of its customers had order sizes below 500 pieces. To improve the flexibility and operational efficiency of its production process, PSL had plans to implement modular (also known as cellular) manufacturing in the sewing department. The organization experimented by designing a cell to assess the potential improvements and obstacles in implementing the modular concept. This case provides an opportunity to learn the changes in operations and to evaluate whether the conversion to modular manufacturing is appropriate for PSL.