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 Services273,409
874200Management consulting services90,846
87420000Management consulting services90,846
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,225
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services677
87420101Automation and robotics consultant890
87420102Industrial consultant740
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant162
87420104Maintenance management consultant577
87420105Management engineering356
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,126
87420107Quality assurance consultant697
874202Human resource consulting services13,783
87420200Human resource consulting services4,018
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,524
87420202Incentive or award program consultant258
87420203Labor and union relations consultant130
87420204Personnel management consultant734
87420205Programmed instruction service386
87420206Training and development consultant6,733
874203Marketing consulting services66,108
87420300Marketing consulting services61,494
87420301Distribution channels consultant386
87420302Franchising consultant207
87420303Merchandising consultant299
87420304New products and services consultants451
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,271
874204Industry specialist consultants24,022
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,741
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,456
87420402Construction project management consultant2,375
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,067
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,964
87420405Public utilities consultant258
87420406Real estate consultant5,641
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,260
87420408Retail trade consultant933
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant513
87420410Transportation consultant2,814
874205Business planning and organizing services21,526
87420500Business planning and organizing services18,428
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant138
87420502Corporation organizing consultant228
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant430
87420504New business start-up consultant647
87420505Planning consultant1,655
874299Management consulting services, nec51,899
87429901Administrative services consultant1,474
87429902Business management consultant19,045
87429903Foreign trade consultant524
87429904General management consultant3,796
87429905Management information systems consultant1,565
87429906Productivity improvement consultant203
87429907Site location consultant154
87429908Financial consultant25,082