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 Services250,127
874200Management consulting services87,655
87420000Management consulting services87,655
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,286
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services629
87420101Automation and robotics consultant1,047
87420102Industrial consultant743
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant162
87420104Maintenance management consultant533
87420105Management engineering354
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,150
87420107Quality assurance consultant668
874202Human resource consulting services12,979
87420200Human resource consulting services3,828
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,517
87420202Incentive or award program consultant266
87420203Labor and union relations consultant144
87420204Personnel management consultant785
87420205Programmed instruction service313
87420206Training and development consultant6,126
874203Marketing consulting services55,080
87420300Marketing consulting services50,683
87420301Distribution channels consultant349
87420302Franchising consultant218
87420303Merchandising consultant290
87420304New products and services consultants449
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,091
874204Industry specialist consultants23,266
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,760
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,514
87420402Construction project management consultant2,332
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,115
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,940
87420405Public utilities consultant258
87420406Real estate consultant5,450
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,186
87420408Retail trade consultant740
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant531
87420410Transportation consultant2,440
874205Business planning and organizing services20,500
87420500Business planning and organizing services17,378
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant145
87420502Corporation organizing consultant234
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant412
87420504New business start-up consultant646
87420505Planning consultant1,685
874299Management consulting services, nec45,361
87429901Administrative services consultant1,357
87429902Business management consultant14,318
87429903Foreign trade consultant518
87429904General management consultant3,277
87429905Management information systems consultant1,389
87429906Productivity improvement consultant211
87429907Site location consultant151
87429908Financial consultant24,095