HWE Mining has some 33000 line items which are held in three separate Materials Management Systems or databases. The catalogue data records need to be checked for duplications and then standardised for names, description formats and encoding prior to their application to ORACLE. Formatting of the descriptive data to attribute sets will provide consistency in like items to enable ready access by system users and also allow identification of missing or incomplete data so item data can be enhanced. HWE Mining specialising in iron ore, manages projects and opportunities in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. It is a company which operates at the forefront of minerals processing and is an industry leader for large-scale materials handling. HWE Mining teams currently manage the processing and loading of over 100 million tonnes of iron ore per annum.