This Market Intelligence Report focuses on the management consulting marketplace in the United States from a supply chain sourcing perspective. Management Consulting includes such services from corporate strategy, planning and operations, business transition, business valuations to organizational re-structuring. Primarily a fragmented industry, management consulting has a well developed supplier base and is growing at a high rate. The management consulting category has high product segmentation and serves primarily industrial, commercial, government and consumer markets. The demand for management consulting is generated by various upstream, midstream and downstream industries with primary drivers including economic growth, outsourcing and growth of services sector. Key costs around this category include personnel cost as well as subscription cost, sales and marketing cost. The major trends in the management consulting industry include the increasing role of companies from emerging economies, among others. Offshoring activity in this sector is low and is exhibiting an increasing trend. The risk outlook for the management consulting industry is steady based on the microeconomic environment. Category management best practices around the management consulting industry include strategic sourcing practices.
Starting with detailed background information to provide category context, this report provides insight into the market drivers around demand and key costs, including both historical and forecasted commodity pricing. The supply base section covers the top suppliers, including high-level overviews and market news. The report presents the NAICS category cost structure and historical, current and future pricing curves. The trend section reports new and emerging industry directions. Regulatory considerations include developing governmental initiatives. Risk outlooks offer a view into upstream drivers that could adversely affect the industry and category. Insights and Best Practices share winning strategies around the management and sourcing of this category.