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are perishable or whose specifications and quality vary with each shipment, use of more detailed sub-lot data can provide valuable information that can minimize the cost and ensure compliance of every transaction. As an example, a regional North American dairy processes 10,000 sub-lot transactions every day. The company claims that 70 percent of its most critical information is stored in sub-lots. By tracking at a more granular sub-lot level versus just a lot level, the company has reportedly provided
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