MRO Insyte Two-Day Cataloguing Course and ECCMA ISO 8000 MDQM Examination

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The Programme

Accurate cataloguing of assets and spare parts is a key foundation of operational efficiency.  This course covers the following: the essentials of cataloguing, latest cataloguing trends, how to incorporate data standards into supply contracts, and training on the fundamentals of ISO 8000 in preparation for the ECCMA ISO 8000 MDQM examination.  The examination will be held on the final afternoon of the programme. This program will cover the following criteria:

  • Cataloguing – the essentials
  • Cataloguing trends
  • The fundamentals of ISO 8000 quality data (portable data that meets requirements)
  • The ECCMA ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager (MDQM) examination

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for any buy-side individual or team that needs to understand how cataloguing works and how data quality directly impacts the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the execution of their daily tasks.  The course is also essential for those individuals who are managing data cleansing projects, either with in-house teams or third-party data cleansers.

The following are job titles that are known to benefit from this programme:

  • Buyer
  • Cataloguer
  • Category Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Cleansing Project Manager
  • Expediter
  • Inventory Manager
  • Master Data Manager
  • Requisitioner
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Warehouse Manager

Programme Overview

This is a training course that requires open discussion.  Attendees are requested to bring samples of the data they use in their daily tasks, be prepared to discuss what they perceive as deficiencies in their data, and openly discuss what practical steps they can take to remediate these deficiencies.

During the first session, delegates will learn the importance of the following: a corporate dictionary, what is meant by an Identification Guide, the correct way to compose a quality identifier, and adding values and units of measure to create master data records.  Delegates will also learn the difference between data and information, how to specify requirements for data, and current trends in cataloguing.  Once delegates have covered the theory, they will focus on examples of descriptions of goods or services and learn how to deconstruct them to evaluate their quality. Delegates will complete day one of the programme with a clear understanding of how to identify the gaps in their data, how to develop a concrete action plan, as well as how to work with their data supply chain  in order to obtain and validate data. Delegates will learn industry best practices and how to modify existing habits and procedures to incorporate these practices.

On the morning and early afternoon of the second day, delegates will cover the syllabus of the ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager (MDQM) programme and, later in the afternoon, delegates will complete the ECCMA MDQM examination.

The ECCMA MDQM examination is an online test of approximately sixty (60) multiple choice questions. Upon successful completion of the test, delegates will be certified by ECCMA as ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Managers. The certificate is valid for one-year and can be renewed by taking the online test on or before the renewal date.


Class size is limited to five (5) delegates per instructor in order to allow delegates to work with a dedicated personal instructor throughout the course.

Delegates will learn to apply the principles of quality data to their own daily tasks.

Delegates will have the opportunity to obtain an ECCMA ISO 8000 Master Data Manager (MDQM) certification and become part of the ECCMA certified data quality manager network.

Course Duration

The MRO Insyte cataloguing course consists of a total of sixteen (16) hours of instruction, conducted in four (4), four-hour sessions over two (2) days.


The MRO Insyte cataloguing course consists of a total of sixteen (16) hours of instruction, conducted in four (4), four-hour sessions over two (2) days.

The programme is offered by MRO Insyte.  MRO Insyte encourages all companies to become a member of ECCMA, an internationally recognised not-for-profit association of data quality, data governance, and data analyst professionals (see

The cost of a two-day programme, with one instructor, for a maximum of five (5) delegates is $3,250.  The price for full ECCMA members is $2,500. This price includes the examination fee for up to five (5) delegates.

Fees must be paid prior to the commencement of the training.

Instructor travel costs, including flights, local transportation, hotel and meals, vary by location and are payable in addition to the course costs.

The company is responsible for providing training facilities to include an adequate size room with a projector and screen, as well as white board or the equivalent.  The instructor and delegates will require access to the internet in order to conduct their research and take the ECCMA ISO 8000 Master Data Quality Manager (MDQM) certification test.

Customisation Costs

The training programme can be customised to specific company requirements at a cost of up to $5,000 depending on the amount of customisation and if a site visit is required. Customisation includes a review of company specific procedures and goals, resulting in an adjustment to the curriculum.  Customisation is performed by an MRO Insyte director. If a site visit is required, travel costs, including flights, local transportation, hotel and meals, are payable and vary by location.