Chandana Nalin Cooray

SMART TEA(Tea Leaves Procurement System)


  • SMART TEA(Tea Leaves Procurement System)


  • September 22, 2017

Smart Metro secured the Gold position competing with entries from 16 economies at the
APICTA 2017 awards held in December in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The winning award was made
under the Retail & Supply Chain category for ‘Smart Tea’.
The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) awards is an international award program commonly
known as Oscar of ICT organized by APICTA, which aims to increase ICT awareness and the
group representing their respective economies to build and enhance a mutually cooporative
network to promote ICT products with new technologies, innovations, capacities, adoption
and encourage the development to indigenous ICT solutions for the global market.
Smart Tea is a Tea Leaves Procurement System (TLPS) that helps to maintain the integrity of
the procurement of tea leaves.
It is a simple and effective solution introduced to Sri Lankan tea manufacturing factories to
automate the process of tea leaf collection.
The system integrates near field communication (NFC) technology for identification process,
which eliminates virtual supplier creation to the system by identifying the actual supplier
provide leaf to the factories. The system generates a printed receipt to maintain the clarity
of the transactions.
Smart Tea is integrated with digital scale, GPS and android app, the digital scale to
automatically capture the weight, GPS provides the mapping of the geographical locations
of the supplier’s plantations and the android app provides management information on their
Smart Tea has managed to eliminate the old British system practiced for the last 150 years
and drive the industry towards technology