Supply chain management (SCM) is the management of the flow of goods or services. SCM capability remains a critical concern for senior executives in 2015 and beyond; not least, because SCM is a vital element of many organizations' value chains. Supply chain professionals face numerous issues in managing supply pipelines effectively. Some are traditional problems, like good IT systems capability. Others reflect the evolution of SCM in a more globalized world. The jet engine, the internet, and falling telecommunications costs have combined to create a global village, a new playing field which offers many new opportunities and challenges.