Cognitive analytics helps the manufacturing industry in increasing the productivity, yield, and quality, with its ability to analyze vast amounts of unstructured data coming from several remote devices as well as from enterprise databases; while continuously learning, improving employee actions, processes, and outcomes. Cognitive manufacturing leverages current production technologies, such as industrial IoT, analytics, mobility, collaboration, and robotics to provide tangible benefits. Manufactures can assess the performance of their equipment and receive immediate answers, preventing the unplanned downtime. The technology enables them to access years of stored performance insights, quality assessments, and manuals and repair details presented in context with their needs. It addresses the potential critical parts shortage by providing supplier/ecosystem detail, and weather and transportation information and company expertise, all in a shared resolution room.