There are more ways to justify investing in automation than just looking at labor costs. Yes, automation absolutely helps lower the cost of labor, but it goes even further than that. When compared to conventional systems, warehouse automation has a lifespan of more than 25 years and can often yield payback in five years or less. Implementing automation into your warehouse is a big decision. Understanding the long-term investment of an AS/RS is not easy nor is it a cheap option. This whitepaper will outline the key factors to evaluate when justifying the cost of automation.