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 Services289,919
874200Management consulting services94,320
87420000Management consulting services94,320
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,522
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services758
87420101Automation and robotics consultant928
87420102Industrial consultant768
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant156
87420104Maintenance management consultant666
87420105Management engineering357
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,144
87420107Quality assurance consultant745
874202Human resource consulting services14,519
87420200Human resource consulting services4,415
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,477
87420202Incentive or award program consultant244
87420203Labor and union relations consultant129
87420204Personnel management consultant698
87420205Programmed instruction service429
87420206Training and development consultant7,127
874203Marketing consulting services71,353
87420300Marketing consulting services66,351
87420301Distribution channels consultant398
87420302Franchising consultant179
87420303Merchandising consultant308
87420304New products and services consultants467
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,650
874204Industry specialist consultants26,350
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,707
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,408
87420402Construction project management consultant2,417
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,100
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,824
87420405Public utilities consultant242
87420406Real estate consultant5,932
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,473
87420408Retail trade consultant1,749
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant487
87420410Transportation consultant4,011
874205Business planning and organizing services20,905
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,762
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant140
87420502Corporation organizing consultant244
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant447
87420504New business start-up consultant646
87420505Planning consultant1,666
874299Management consulting services, nec56,950
87429901Administrative services consultant1,872
87429902Business management consultant21,994
87429903Foreign trade consultant511
87429904General management consultant3,833
87429905Management information systems consultant1,777
87429906Productivity improvement consultant203
87429907Site location consultant146
87429908Financial consultant26,550