viastore SYSTEMS, a leading material handling automation systems and software company, released a whitepaper titled, "Four Reasons Why Material Handling is a Good Investment for Your Operation." Much has changed in recent years due to the rise of multichannel fulfillment and ecommerce. Generally, piece picking is up as are the number of stock keeping units (SKUs) at many DCs. Orders may be smaller than in years past, but many DCs are processing a higher volume of orders and picking more pieces per shift. Perhaps more than ever given these trends, the benefits of automation—accuracy, labor savings, and maximizing throughput within existing space—makes the payback proposition from warehouse automation stronger than ever.