Debra Smith is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Constraints Management Group (CMG) and a co-founder of Demand Driven Technologies. CMG is a services and technology company specializing in integrated pull-based manufacturing, materials and project management systems for mid-range and large manufacturers and their supply chains. Together with its partners, CMG is responsible for and continues to lead much of the development and practical application of the methodology, processes and software development known as Demand Driven MRP, Demand Driven Scheduling and Execution, aka the Demand Driven Operating Model.
Early in her career, Debra worked with Dr. Eli Goldratt and she is responsible for original research in the field of the Theory of Constraints applications in manufacturing, distribution and supply chain environments. Debra has authored and co-authored four books including Demand Driven Performance – Using Smart Metrics, which is the foundation for the Demand Driven Adaptive Enterprise Model.