About the Industrial Supply Association

About Us

Founded in 1902, the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) is the channel association for the industrial MROP industry – Leading the Channel Forward®.

As the only trade association that connects all partners within the industrial supply channel, ISA provides the networking opportunities, education, strategies, analytics, and tools for companies to stay relevant – and competitive – throughout industry change. Members are comprised of industrial Manufacturer, Distributor, and Independent Manufacturer Representative (IMR) companies around the world.

Understanding that continuous learning and connecting all players within the industry is central for business growth, channel stability, and End User satisfaction, ISA has a keen focus on creating opportunities that bring together industry stakeholders and move the needle forward.

Through the powerful tools, networking, and education ISA provides, member companies are better able to evolve within the ever-shifting market, navigate the channel with confidence, leverage change and use it to their competitive advantage… all while better serving the End User and strengthening the channel as a whole.

Our Mission

To Lead the Channel Forward by delivering the best-in-class education, networking, tools, and strategies to member companies allowing them to leverage change and navigate the evolving Channel with confidence. We strive to strengthen the Industrial Supply Channel and position the industry for success now and in the future.


Our Vision

To be the Leader in Channel Networking and in the development of strategies, tools, and education through digital offerings and live events for the Industrial Supply Channel. Leveraging these capabilities we will expand reach, deepen relationships across organizations, and drive engagement at scale.

Learn About the History of the Industrial Supply Association

The Industrial Supply Association has a deep, rich history going back well over 100 years. Through numerous name changes, the association has continued to unite the industrial channel, improve business relations, and promote growth.

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