Operations, Logistics and Quality Assurance in the Aroma Trades
This module focuses on the key issues involved in the aroma trade manufacturing processes. Covering two distinct areas: Operations and Logistics and Quality Management, the module will consider the aroma trades value chain in its entirety.
This will give you an in-depth look into the growing and production of essential oils and aroma extracts, the compounding of flavours and fragrances, as well as the production of the product they’re used in and the quality control that’s used before they reach the market.
Operations and Logistics will cover the many issues in the management of a multi-product aroma materials network. You’ll learn about the concerns affecting the maximisation of profitability, and explore the different issues involving the management of ‘made to order’ and ‘made for stock’ products, and inventory management.
Quality Management will cover various quality assurance theories, tools and documentation used from the laboratory to the marketplace and beyond. This includes in-depth exploration of sampling methods, the dilution of natural aroma materials, odour control and management, and organoleptic/sensory assessment and issues affecting its management and effectiveness.
You’ll also look into the industry’s standards for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), and the implications of ISO 9000 quality management systems standards.
“The Aroma Trades Industry operates under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) conditions (e.g. IFRA Guidelines). For the effective and efficient management of this, key professionals throughout the company must be involved. Success involves a total company and industry value chain partnership.”
— Dr Tony Curtis, ICATS Principal Tutor
What is included
Studying with ICATS gives you ultimate learning flexibility. With no assignment hand-in dates or fixed exam at the end of the year, you’re free to work through your course modules at your own pace.
As an ICATS student, you’ll have the support of a tutor. Experts in their subjects, your tutor will guide you throughout your studies, giving you advice and research approaches for your final dissertation.
ICATS Learning Pack
All the course materials you’ll need are included in your ICATS Learning Package: workbooks, textbooks, monographs and sensory kit.
Focus on Industry
Operations, logistics and quality assurance are key to profitability and good customer relations across the Aroma Trades industry and across the value chain.
You’ll understand the issues affecting the management of manufacture within the aroma trades in a multi-product network
By exploring various manufacturing and logistical strategies, you’ll achieve an appreciation of the various decisions made in the industry affecting production
You’ll understand the various tools that are used within the industry to maintain consistency and quality
By looking at quality control across all stages of the production process, you’ll understand how the industry ensures that the consumer gets what they expect
Combine units and become Certified
Foundation science and mathematics for the Aroma Trades
Odour and Flavour language
Aroma materials of natural and synthetic origin
Flavour creation and evaluation
Fragance creation and evaluation
Application of flavouring materials in flavoured products
Application of aroma materials
Safety, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in the Aroma Trades
Business Environment and Marketing in the Aroma Trades
New Product Development in the Aroma Trades
Project management and the briefing process
Financial and management issues in the aroma trades
Research methods and dissertation proposal