AFFLINK Announces Partnership with AOPD
TUSCALOOSA, AL – Oct. 9, 2023 – AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management and creator of the ELEVATE™ process, has announced a partnership with American Office Products Distributors (AOPD) that will allow all members of each organization the opportunity to take advantage of Membership options of each group.
This includes access to all Preferred Supplier programs, National Account contracts, and a host of training, marketing, and technology services, designed to position the independent distributor at the forefront of our industry.
AFFLINK’s President and CEO Michael Wilson said partnering with AOPD will strengthen AFFLINK’s efforts to surround the end-user with a comprehensive bundle of supply chain solutions.
“The AOPD organization has no rival when it comes to office supply groups in the industry today,” said Wilson. “From a training and contract sales perspective, they are simply the best.”
The AOPD leadership team shares the same positive anticipation for their partnership’s future with AFFLINK.
"After months of research, debate, and due diligence on what Facilities Maintenance groups would best fit the AOPD culture and vision, we collectively decided that AFFLINK shares our passion best in keeping the independent distributor relevant in today’s everchanging landscape,” said Mark Leazer, AOPD’s Executive Director.
As “Home of the Independent,” AFFLINK connects more than 250 manufacturers of Industrial Packaging, Facility Maintenance, Food Service, Safety, and Office Supply solutions with more than 300 independent distributors. AFFLINK (www.afflink.com) is the critical link, offering clients innovative products - and for distributors - market expertise and improved profitability, all of which is fueled by leading-edge information technology.
North America’s oldest and most experienced office products marketing group, American Office Products Distributors, (AOPD) has been continuously providing distribution to commercial, public sector, healthcare, and government customers since its incorporation in 1978. AOPD’s network of dealers provide sales and distribution throughout the United States, as well as Canada and Australia. AOPD is focused on the development and implementation of regional, national, and international office products contract programs. For more information, visit www.aopd.com