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 Services247,805
874200Management consulting services85,168
87420000Management consulting services85,168
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,175
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services638
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,023
87420102Industrial consultant729
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant158
87420104Maintenance management consultant528
87420105Management engineering346
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,103
87420107Quality assurance consultant650
874202Human resource consulting services12,761
87420200Human resource consulting services3,789
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,486
87420202Incentive or award program consultant267
87420203Labor and union relations consultant135
87420204Personnel management consultant750
87420205Programmed instruction service338
87420206Training and development consultant5,996
874203Marketing consulting services55,672
87420300Marketing consulting services51,347
87420301Distribution channels consultant344
87420302Franchising consultant238
87420303Merchandising consultant294
87420304New products and services consultants432
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,017
874204Industry specialist consultants22,607
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,697
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,444
87420402Construction project management consultant2,257
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,069
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,760
87420405Public utilities consultant251
87420406Real estate consultant5,292
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,153
87420408Retail trade consultant759
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant517
87420410Transportation consultant2,408
874205Business planning and organizing services20,212
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,197
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant134
87420502Corporation organizing consultant227
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant399
87420504New business start-up consultant623
87420505Planning consultant1,632
874299Management consulting services, nec46,210
87429901Administrative services consultant1,337
87429902Business management consultant15,412
87429903Foreign trade consultant508
87429904General management consultant3,459
87429905Management information systems consultant1,365
87429906Productivity improvement consultant203
87429907Site location consultant151
87429908Financial consultant23,728