At present time a variety of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) technologies for monolithic and sandwich composite structures exist. In general, all these technologies have in common that None-Destructive-Testing (NDT) sensing systems - comprising sensor, cabling and connector - are being combined with structural elements. These combinations of systems with structures lead to multi-variables optimisation problems and resulting conflicts. In order to develop a globally optimised solution for the integration of a sensing system in a structure for a given SHM use case, the SÂ³ logic considers the aspects of sensor, structure and process. Therefore, the SÂ³ logic enables a multi-disciplinary system development in a pragmatic way. This paper focuses on the application of the SÂ³ logic during manufacturing.© (2011) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.