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 Services278,251
874200Management consulting services90,387
87420000Management consulting services90,387
874201Industrial and labor consulting services5,262
87420100Industrial and labor consulting services690
87420101Automation and robotics consultant896
87420102Industrial consultant743
87420103Industrial hygiene consultant156
87420104Maintenance management consultant587
87420105Management engineering358
87420106Manufacturing management consultant1,125
87420107Quality assurance consultant707
874202Human resource consulting services14,018
87420200Human resource consulting services4,095
87420201Compensation and benefits planning consultant1,503
87420202Incentive or award program consultant256
87420203Labor and union relations consultant129
87420204Personnel management consultant716
87420205Programmed instruction service394
87420206Training and development consultant6,925
874203Marketing consulting services68,460
87420300Marketing consulting services63,810
87420301Distribution channels consultant387
87420302Franchising consultant195
87420303Merchandising consultant298
87420304New products and services consultants449
87420305Sales (including sales management) consultant3,321
874204Industry specialist consultants24,350
87420400Industry specialist consultants1,701
87420401Banking and finance consultant1,436
87420402Construction project management consultant2,387
87420403Food and beverage consultant1,070
87420404Hospital and health services consultant5,968
87420405Public utilities consultant253
87420406Real estate consultant5,663
87420407Restaurant and food services consultants1,285
87420408Retail trade consultant1,066
87420409School, college, univeristy consultant505
87420410Transportation consultant3,016
874205Business planning and organizing services21,419
87420500Business planning and organizing services18,365
87420501Corporate objectives and policies consultant135
87420502Corporation organizing consultant229
87420503Materials mgmt. (purchasing, handling, inventory) consultant431
87420504New business start-up consultant635
87420505Planning consultant1,624
874299Management consulting services, nec54,355
87429901Administrative services consultant1,541
87429902Business management consultant20,402
87429903Foreign trade consultant513
87429904General management consultant3,794
87429905Management information systems consultant1,610
87429906Productivity improvement consultant199
87429907Site location consultant151
87429908Financial consultant26,087