Consultant Profile
Dr. Wayne Taylor

Dr. Taylor is an expert in the field of quality and statistics with over 30 years of experience. He consults and provides training on the Six Sigma approach and tools, Tolerance Analysis, Design of Experiments, SPC, Acceptance Sampling, and Statistics. He was responsible for the development of the VarTran and Change-Point Analyzer software packages, developed training courses and authored several books.

In 2000, Dr. Taylor retired from his position as Director of Quality Technologies at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. He was responsible for Baxter’s Six Sigma Engineer program. He and his staff have certified over 800 of Baxter’s engineers in the tools for achieving six sigma quality including statistical process control, design of experiments and robust design using the VarTran software. He had been with Baxter for 22 years.

Dr. Taylor is a leading expert on acceptance sampling in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries. His articles on selecting statistically valid sampling plans have become standards in the industry including being used by the FDA in their inspector training.

Dr. Taylor is author of the books Optimization and Variation Reduction in Quality and Guide to Acceptance Sampling. The first book outlines the approach implemented at Baxter for achieving six sigma quality. The second book outlines a simple to use approach for selecting and justifying sampling plans as well as reducing inspection costs that is used throughout the medical industries. This system has saved Baxter over 30 million dollars annually.

He has made many key contributions to the field of Quality including Variation Transmission Analysis, Process Tolerances and Quick Switching Systems. He has dozens of articles and hundreds of presentations to his credit. His two courses Successful Acceptance Sampling and Robust Tolerance Analysis have been attended 1000s of engineers and scientists

Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the American Society for Quality and the Royal Statistical Society as well as a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA).

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