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 TitlesTotal Marketable US Businesses
8742Management Consulting Services294,325
874200Management consulting services95,876
87420000Management consulting services95,876
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,571
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services770
87420101Automation and robotics consultant912
87420102Industrial consultant788
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant158
87420104Maintenance management consultant676
87420105Management engineering357
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,154
87420107Quality assurance consultant756
874202Human resource consulting services14,678
87420200Human resource consulting services4,495
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,473
87420202Incentive or award program consultant247
87420203Labor and union relations consultant129
87420204Personnel management consultant695
87420205Programmed instruction service436
87420206Training and development consultant7,203
874203Marketing consulting services72,491
87420300Marketing consulting services67,408
87420301Distribution channels consultant403
87420302Franchising consultant170
87420303Merchandising consultant305
87420304New products and services consultants469
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,736
874204Industry specialist consultants26,817
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,703
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,406
87420402Construction project management consultant2,425
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,093
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,823
87420405Public utilities consultant240
87420406Real estate consultant5,972
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,506
87420408Retail trade consultant1,866
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant477
87420410Transportation consultant4,306
874205Business planning and organizing services20,876
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,712
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant143
87420502Corporation organizing consultant244
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant450
87420504New business start-up consultant649
87420505Planning consultant1,678
874299Management consulting services, nec58,016
87429901Administrative services consultant1,967
87429902Business management consultant22,419
87429903Foreign trade consultant509
87429904General management consultant3,803
87429905Management information systems consultant1,813
87429906Productivity improvement consultant203
87429907Site location consultant146
87429908Financial consultant27,088