Colton is a supply chain business intelligence and data analytics executive leading WMSight, a supply chain software start-up based in Atlanta, GA. The company is building an innovative platform to provide visibility to supply chain operations, specifically warehouse management operations and related functions such as inventory optimization, order management, purchasing, and transportation.
He previously co-founded the consulting firm Agillitics to provide services to empower people to make data driven decisions, be more innovate, and continuously improve and enable operations. Earlier in his career, Colton worked as a supply chain consultant with Manhattan for several years. In this capacity, he implemented Manhattan’s IBM Cognos-based business intelligence solution (SCI) for clients around the United States, including AAA Cooper Transportation, FEMA, Nike, Petco, and The Container Store. He implemented the reporting solution alongside almost all of Manhattan’s other software offerings (e.g., WMOS, WMi, LM, IO, and TMS) to deliver robust reporting capabilities to his clients. Additionally, Colton was part of the first implementation of Total Cost to Serve, which is a new “big data” product. Manhattan awarded Colton with the 2012 Manhattan Choice Award for Outstanding Innovation in recognition of his customer focus and abilities both to solve challenging problems and to offer creative solutions to help clients meet their business needs.
After working at Manhattan, Colton joined Genuine Parts Company to manage its supply chain intelligence application, which serves multiple GPC subsidiaries. At GPC, Colton built a consolidated reporting environment to service multiple distribution centers for four subsidiaries, the corporate inventory optimization solution for GPC’s auto parts group, and inventory optimization for two other lines of business. He was responsible for working with business users to gather requirements, and he then develops reports, alerts, dashboards, and analytical cubes to improve business processes and to meet supply chain objectives. Within the first few months of starting at GPC, Colton upgraded the existing environments, eliminated obsolete content, actualized critical BI needs, and implemented a heavily customized ETL and data warehouse. Colton worked with business users to develop innovative content and to roll on new users to use supply chain data, which empowers decision makers with the knowledge they need to make effective decisions.
Colton graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in industrial engineering and a minor in reliability and maintainability engineering. At UT, Colton was a part of the university’s Chancellor’s Honors Program and was a recipient of the Tennessee Scholars Scholarship. As a young professional, Colton served as the conference chair for the 2011 Institute of Industrial Engineers Mid-Atlantic Student Conference held at UT. He also gained valuable work experience through several part time jobs and internships, such as a summer internship at Schlumberger.
Outside of work, Colton spends time traveling, exploring the great outdoors, enjoying the arts and spending time with his friends and family.