OM Consulting Gains Favor as Old Becomes New Again An excerpt from Consultants News OM consulting, by contrast, has been associated largely with more routine business matters like supply chain management and cost-cutting – activities that result in incremental savings rather than revolutionary change. Client OM engagements tend to be more modest in scope, and emphasize shorter-term goals. OM consulting also generally relies on consultants’ specific industry and functional expertise.

We are currently witnessing a re-birth of OM consulting for would-be consultants, as evidenced by on-campus recruiting and the overall health of the segment relative to other consulting sectors.