What did foodservice operators have to say when asked about innovation, sustainability and supplier relationships at COEX 2013? COEX is an annual event that enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers.
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David Parsley, SVP Supply Chain, Brinker International: At Brinker we have implemented a "triad process" approach to innovation. Essentially, the culinary, procurement and quality teams work collaboratively on all projects. They in turn communicate and collaborate with other functional areas, such as Marketing, Operations and Finance, as appropriate. By having regular discussions on all projects, and having the right people involved, we are assured that our decisions are well vetted and evaluated prior to implementation.