Consultant, Pharmaceutical Services

Phone: +44(0)1751 432999
Country: United Kingdom

Chris Harris is an industrial statistician providing consultancy and training in the field of quality improvement, in both NSF’s medical device and pharma biotech teams. He is experienced in applying the principles of design for quality into products, and the processes that produce them, in industries from pharmaceutical (Sanofi Aventis, Bespak) and chemical (Cookson) to confectionery (Mars) and automotive (Land Rover, Ford). He has designed experiments to discover the factors that make processes and products robust against the influence of noise or usage variables, i.e. the process factors to manipulate (oxygen, power) and to what level, to minimize the variability of particle size and shape when influences such as humidity and temperature are ever present.

Mr. Harris is the Chairman of the British Standards Institution's technical committee on SPC and also represents all of its statistical committees at a management level.

Mr. Harris’ areas of expertise include:

  • Quality function deployment (QFD)
  • Design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA)
  • Value engineering (VE)
  • Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
  • Fault tree analysis (FTA)
  • Design of experiments (DOE – TAGUCHI, response surface methods)
  • Statistical process control (SPC)
  • Measurement systems analysis (MSA)
  • Problem solving (8D)
  • Six Sigma
  • Statistical methods
  • Reliability auditing quality systems
  • Critical path analysis (CPA)
  • Quality operating systems (QOS/BOS)