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 Services260,761
874200Management consulting services88,959
87420000Management consulting services88,959
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,443
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services673
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,055
87420102Industrial consultant755
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant164
87420104Maintenance management consultant584
87420105Management engineering369
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,154
87420107Quality assurance consultant689
874202Human resource consulting services13,406
87420200Human resource consulting services3,982
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,573
87420202Incentive or award program consultant277
87420203Labor and union relations consultant145
87420204Personnel management consultant784
87420205Programmed instruction service363
87420206Training and development consultant6,282
874203Marketing consulting services58,521
87420300Marketing consulting services53,945
87420301Distribution channels consultant356
87420302Franchising consultant255
87420303Merchandising consultant299
87420304New products and services consultants451
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,215
874204Industry specialist consultants24,124
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,802
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,553
87420402Construction project management consultant2,417
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,112
87420404Hospital and health services consultant6,095
87420405Public utilities consultant267
87420406Real estate consultant5,712
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,222
87420408Retail trade consultant808
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant544
87420410Transportation consultant2,592
874205Business planning and organizing services21,234
87420500Business planning and organizing services18,029
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant144
87420502Corporation organizing consultant247
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant433
87420504New business start-up consultant672
87420505Planning consultant1,709
874299Management consulting services, nec49,074
87429901Administrative services consultant1,436
87429902Business management consultant16,535
87429903Foreign trade consultant528
87429904General management consultant3,736
87429905Management information systems consultant1,476
87429906Productivity improvement consultant210
87429907Site location consultant160
87429908Financial consultant24,941