The study aims to illustrate the scientist's view of the theoretical background related to supply chain management. The evolution of the development of this concept was considered and three main stages the 80s, the formulation of the concept and the idea of coordinating the actions of companies within the chain; 90s, the idea of integrating key business functions, the idea of focusing on the needs of end customers and other kinds of competition - between chains, and not between individual firms, the final separation of the concept of logistics from SCM; supply chain management concept transformation. An attempt was made to analyze the work of authors who considered the concept of supply chain management from philosophy, discipline, and process. In conclusion, it was concluded that the main views and opinions relate to the process approach.
supply chain management, theory development, supply chain management philosophy, supply chain management process, supply chain management as a discipline, logistics.