We have high level of traceability. The end product is marked with a lot number. This number represents a lot worked on a particular day. Multiple lots may originate from a single batch. Each batch is one truck load varying from 6 to 10 MT. One batch contains multiple suppliers of a particular area of raw cashew procurement. Thus a lot number can be traced to the area of origin.
D1,D2,D3: Represents the various raw cashew nut dealer of a particular area. Each individual dealers goods are separately checked for defects and impurities. They arrive in a single truck and are dried in a particular drying yard and shifted to a particular warehouse with batch tags which is recorded.
B1: Represents a particular batch. It will have mixed set of dealers of a particular area. The batch will be processed over a period of 3 to 7 days.
L1,L2,L3: Each processing day is given a lot number at the beginning of the process. This number is carried till the end to the finished product.
This system gives a good control as well as efficiency in maintaining the traceability.