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 Services250,118
874200Management consulting services89,491
87420000Management consulting services89,491
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,302
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services629
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,046
87420102Industrial consultant737
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant166
87420104Maintenance management consultant536
87420105Management engineering355
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,158
87420107Quality assurance consultant675
874202Human resource consulting services12,662
87420200Human resource consulting services3,846
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,484
87420202Incentive or award program consultant268
87420203Labor and union relations consultant142
87420204Personnel management consultant778
87420205Programmed instruction service302
87420206Training and development consultant5,842
874203Marketing consulting services54,679
87420300Marketing consulting services50,257
87420301Distribution channels consultant353
87420302Franchising consultant227
87420303Merchandising consultant295
87420304New products and services consultants440
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,107
874204Industry specialist consultants23,310
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,693
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,550
87420402Construction project management consultant2,352
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,133
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,985
87420405Public utilities consultant260
87420406Real estate consultant5,467
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,197
87420408Retail trade consultant751
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant539
87420410Transportation consultant2,383
874205Business planning and organizing services20,254
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,118
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant146
87420502Corporation organizing consultant239
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant410
87420504New business start-up consultant646
87420505Planning consultant1,695
874299Management consulting services, nec44,420
87429901Administrative services consultant1,350
87429902Business management consultant13,563
87429903Foreign trade consultant518
87429904General management consultant3,025
87429905Management information systems consultant1,385
87429906Productivity improvement consultant211
87429907Site location consultant154
87429908Financial consultant24,169