SIC Industry Description

Industry: 8742—Management Consulting Services
Establishments primarily engaged in furnishing operating counsel and assistance to managements of private, nonprofit, and public organizations. These establishments generally perform a variety of activities, such as strategic and organizational planning; financial planning and budgeting; marketing objectives and policies; information systems planning, evaluation and selection; human resource policies and practices planning; and production scheduling and control planning. These establishments are characterized by the breadth and scope of the problems they address.

Administrative management consultantsMarketing consultants
General management consultantsOperations research consultants
Human resource consultantsPersonnel management consultants, except employment service
Management engineering consultantsPhysical distribution consultants
Management information systems consultantsSite location consultants
Manufacturing management consultants
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
8742Management Consulting Services282,958
874200Management consulting services91,410
87420000Management consulting services91,410
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,364
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services723
87420101Automation and robotics consultant912
87420102Industrial consultant744
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant156
87420104Maintenance management consultant621
87420105Management engineering352
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,135
87420107Quality assurance consultant721
874202Human resource consulting services14,249
87420200Human resource consulting services4,258
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,471
87420202Incentive or award program consultant245
87420203Labor and union relations consultant130
87420204Personnel management consultant708
87420205Programmed instruction service414
87420206Training and development consultant7,023
874203Marketing consulting services69,691
87420300Marketing consulting services64,827
87420301Distribution channels consultant392
87420302Franchising consultant185
87420303Merchandising consultant301
87420304New products and services consultants463
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,523
874204Industry specialist consultants25,385
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,698
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,423
87420402Construction project management consultant2,397
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,077
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,865
87420405Public utilities consultant250
87420406Real estate consultant5,810
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,388
87420408Retail trade consultant1,471
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant500
87420410Transportation consultant3,506
874205Business planning and organizing services21,025
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,943
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant137
87420502Corporation organizing consultant232
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant437
87420504New business start-up consultant636
87420505Planning consultant1,640
874299Management consulting services, nec55,834
87429901Administrative services consultant1,662
87429902Business management consultant21,470
87429903Foreign trade consultant503
87429904General management consultant3,811
87429905Management information systems consultant1,687
87429906Productivity improvement consultant200
87429907Site location consultant149
87429908Financial consultant26,291