Story originally appeared in The Economist on July 11, 2019. Excerpts from the story below. Read the full story here.

JDA uses deep-learning algorithms developed by Blue Yonder, a German startup it acquired that originally created the software for particle-physics experiments at the CERN laboratory in GEneva. Morrisons, a British grocery chain, reduced the incidence of out-of-stock items on its shleves by 30% and cut its inventory needs by several days by replacing manual stock planning with JDA’s AI system for demand forecasting and replenishment.