One of the main goals of simulation in supply chain management is to evaluate the performance and how it can be increased by effectively managing a complex supply chain. Simulation supports managers in decision making at strategic, tactical and operational levels through visualizing, understanding and analyzing the dynamics of the supply chain (SC). This paper provides a detailed analysis of the practice of simulation for different supply chain management (SCM) processes. The supply chain operation reference (SCOR) model is used for the classification of SCM processes. It reports the results of a review and analysis of simulation applications based on literature published within peerreviewed journals until 2013 in order to provide an upto-date picture of the role of simulation techniques in SCM. A structured methodology is followed to narrow down the publications (n=569). This research paper mentions different types of simulation in the context to SCM, describes their main characteristics as well as the implementation at different SCM process levels. This leads us to interesting trends and patterns on how different simulation types are applied to different SCM processes in order to answer different managerial questions.