Biography

Colton is a supply chain business intelligence professional, specializing in Manhattan Associates supply chain intelligence solution and IBM Cognos software.

Colton worked for several years as a supply chain consultant with Manhattan implementing their IBM Cognos based business intelligence solution (SCI) for numerous clients around the country.  He implemented the reporting solution alongside nearly all of Manhattan’s other software offerings (WMOS, WMi, LM, IO, TMS) to deliver robust reporting capabilities to his clients. He also worked on the first implementation of a new “big data” product called Total Cost to Serve. Colton was recognized at Manhattan for his customer focus and ability to solve challenging problems and offer creative solutions to clients to help them meet their business needs. He was awarded a 2012 Manhattan Choice award for Outstanding Innovation within the professional services organization.

In May 2013 Colton joined Genuine Parts Company to manage their supply chain intelligence application serving multiple GPC subsidiaries.  At GPC Colton built a consolidated reporting environment to service the existing four DCs as well as another planned 10 DCs. He is responsible for working with business users to gather requirements and then develop reports, alerts, dashboards, and analytical cubes to improve business processes and meet DC objectives. Within the first few months of starting at GPC, Colton upgraded the existing environments, cleaned up obsolete content, met critical BI needs and implemented a heavily customized ETL and data warehouse to service DC operations. Colton continues to work with business users to develop innovative content and roll on new users to use supply chain data to empower decision makers with the knowledge they need to make effective decisions.

Colton attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He graduated magnum cum laude with a bachelors of science 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 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.

Outside of work, Colton spends time traveling,  exploring the great outdoors, enjoying the arts and spending time with his friends and family.