TUSCALOOSA, AL — Supply chain management company AFFLINK recently entered a joint partnership with Pinnacle Affiliates, a 26-Member dealer group representing the largest independent office products distributors in the U.S., according to a press release.

AFFLINK President and CEO Dennis Riffer said in the release, “Having these like-minded companies join the organization strengthens our efforts in surrounding the end-user with a comprehensive bundle of supply chain solutions. I know many of these distributors personally, and having them as a part of the AFFLINK family will certainly elevate the game of our entire group!”

Preferred Supplier programs, National Accounts contracts and other services available to AFFLINK members will now be available to all Pinnacle Members due to the partnership

“Pinnacle dealers are already making significant progress in JanSan,” Pinnacle Affiliates founding member Kevin Johnson said in the release. “Our AFFLINK partnership gives Pinnacle dealers another competitive advantage to expand even faster in this category.”

“On a personal note, over the last several years Warehouse Direct’s membership in AFFLINK has helped us grow to become one of the largest independent JanSan supply and equipment distributors in our market,” Johnson, who will serve on the AFFLINK Advisory Board, added. “Now all Pinnacle dealers will gain the same additional access to products and equipment, and possibly more importantly to excellent training, marketing assistance, GPO access and ELEVATE™ — a remarkably advanced customer focused supply chain analysis tool that helps differentiate us in the marketplace.”