The purpose of this paper is to analyse the concept of capabilities and performance metrics of the supply chain resilience (SCRE) and to explore the relationship between them. We find that much of the literature is conceptual and normative, but there are no integrated or cross analysed of the two concepts that can improve the understanding of SCRE. To achieve this, a systematic literature review is applied to review 96 journal articles from 2003 to 2017 aiming to provide a comprehensive and systematic literature review on a contemporary area of supply chain management (SCM). This review brings together the fragmented literature of capabilities and performance metrics to provide a solid knowledge of the two areas and explains the connections between them. Thus, in this study, we build on the two important concepts and integrate them to bring wider benefit in the literature for future research development.