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 Services263,531
874200Management consulting services91,166
87420000Management consulting services91,166
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,540
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services674
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,084
87420102Industrial consultant777
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant166
87420104Maintenance management consultant582
87420105Management engineering376
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,181
87420107Quality assurance consultant700
874202Human resource consulting services13,653
87420200Human resource consulting services4,041
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,601
87420202Incentive or award program consultant279
87420203Labor and union relations consultant148
87420204Personnel management consultant804
87420205Programmed instruction service347
87420206Training and development consultant6,433
874203Marketing consulting services58,389
87420300Marketing consulting services53,698
87420301Distribution channels consultant367
87420302Franchising consultant258
87420303Merchandising consultant312
87420304New products and services consultants471
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,283
874204Industry specialist consultants24,542
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,834
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,573
87420402Construction project management consultant2,458
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,152
87420404Hospital and health services consultant6,261
87420405Public utilities consultant269
87420406Real estate consultant5,831
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,239
87420408Retail trade consultant782
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant561
87420410Transportation consultant2,582
874205Business planning and organizing services21,436
87420500Business planning and organizing services18,159
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant149
87420502Corporation organizing consultant256
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant445
87420504New business start-up consultant684
87420505Planning consultant1,743
874299Management consulting services, nec48,805
87429901Administrative services consultant1,448
87429902Business management consultant15,842
87429903Foreign trade consultant551
87429904General management consultant3,549
87429905Management information systems consultant1,488
87429906Productivity improvement consultant216
87429907Site location consultant162
87429908Financial consultant25,498